Heavy Rains:NDRF personnel to reach Kerala on Monday

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Thiruvananthapuram: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel will reach Kerala on Monday in view of the heavy rains in the state. According to reports, five teams of 100 people each will be deployed from Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu. The NDRF teams will camp in the districts where the IMD has sounded a red alert.

The India Metrological Department has alerted that the extremely heavy rains will batter the state in the next five days. Meanwhile, IMD has withdrawn the red alert sounded in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode for Sunday.

The weathermen have alerted that there will be no change in the warning issued for Monday.

A red alert has been issued in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur districts for Monday. Except Kasaragod, other districts in the state have an orange alert for Sunday.

The state government has opened control rooms as part of the measures to manage rain fury. Those who need to seek help from the control room are requested to dial 1077.

At the same time, trips to hilly regions are officially banned in the state. The government took the decision as proposed by the Kerala Disaster Management Authority.

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