Heavy rain predicted in Kerala; red alert issued in Idukki on December 2
Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rainfall is likely in various districts in the state. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red, orange and yellow alerts in different districts.
A red alert has been sounded in Idukki district on December 2. This indicates chances of rainfall upto 204.55 millimetre within 24 hours. The extremely heavy rainfall will increase chances of disasters.
Very heavy rainfall is predicted in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta on December 2 and in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam on December 3. The IMD has informed that Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta may experience a rainfall gauging from 115.6 millimetre rain to 204.4 millimetre within 24 hours. Orange alerts have been sounded in these districts.
Meanwhile, a yellow alert was issued in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Idukki on December 1, and in Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam on December 2 and in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Idukki on December 3. Rainfall gauging from 64.5 millimetre to 115.5 millimetre is predicted within 24 hours in isolated areas.
The public and the government systems should stay alert as the IMD issued a heavy rain alert. People residing in low-lying areas, river banks, hillside regions prone to landslides are asked to stay vigilant. As lightning strike is predicted, the precautions recommended by the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority should be followed.