Rain | Photo: G Sivaprasad | Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: A cyclonic circulation has been formed off the coast of southern Tamil Nadu; in view of this chances are very high to have heavy rains with thunderstorms in Kerala till October 24, informed the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday. He was speaking to media persons in a press conference held here.
As many as 42 persons have been died in heavy rain so far and six went missing, the CM informed. The orange alert declared in Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Idukki has been withdrawn. A new alert will be issued soon.
“All must be very alert in the coming days. Those who have been shifted to camps must follow Covid-19 guidelines and other hygiene measures too. Health worked will be deployed in camps too,” said CM.
The IMD had warned of heavy rains in the southern states, including Kerala, for two to three days from October 20 and very heavy rains in the hilly districts due to the impact of eastern winds. Earlier, alerts were issued accordingly. In anticipation of this, the water in the dams was released in controlled quantities.