Heavy rains likely in Kerala; Red alert in 4 districts on Tuesday


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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is likely to receive heavy rains in the next five days from September 5 to 9. Predicting extremely heavy rainfall, the India Metrological Department has sounded a red alert in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Idukki on Tuesday.

As per the IMD alert, isolated places in these four districts will receive rainfall above 204.5 mm within 24 hours.

IMD has also sounded orange and yellow alerts in various districts for the next five days.

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has urged the people residing in hilly regions, low-lying areas, river banks and areas prone to landslides and mudslides to exercise extreme caution.

Orange alert in districts

September 6: Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam

September 7: Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur

September 8: Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod

Yellow alert in districts

September 5: Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad

September 6: Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

September 7: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Kasaragod

September 8: Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Wayanad

September 9: Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

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