‘Very heavy rain’ to lash Kerala on August 29 & 30; high alert declared


The state government has also been asked to take all necessary preparations to face any worst scenario and safety guidelines have been issued.

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Thiruvananthapuram: The state of Kerala is likely to receive ‘very heavy rain’ and hefty wind on August 29 and 30, according to a report published by the Kerala State Disaster Management Committee (KSDMC) on Thursday. High alert has been declared to people living in the places where landslides, mudslide and flood occurred in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The state government has also been asked to take all necessary preparations to face any worst scenario and safety guidelines have been issued.

Orange alert is in place in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki and Wayanad on August 29 and districts like Idukki, Thrissur and Wayanad will have orange alert on August 30. The report also predicts strong to very strong wind across Kerala. By using the term ‘very high rain’, the committee predicts 64.5mm to 204.4mm isolated rain in 24 hours across Kerala.

Yellow alert has also been declared in several districts for four days ahead from today. The districts that fall under yellow alert will receive 64.5mm to 115.5mm rain in 24 hours.

Districts on yellow alert

August 26- Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Idukki

August 27- Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Eranakulam, Idukki, Malappuram and Wayanad.

August 28- Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Eranakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod.

August 29- Alappuzha, Eranakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargod

August 30- Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Eranakulam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargod.

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