Red alert withdrawn as rainfall weakens in Kerala


A scene from Erattupetta | Photo: G Sivaprasad

Thiruvananthapuram: The red alert issued in ten districts in Kerala has been withdrawn after the intensity of rain declined rapidly.

Orange alerts are issued in 11 districts including Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, and Kannur.

Meanwhile, yellow alerts are issued in Kasaragod, Thiruvananthapuram, and Kollam districts.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted moderate rainfall in isolated places in Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram, and Kannur districts in the next three hours. At the same time, other districts will likely experience rainfall in isolated areas.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said strict action would be taken against those who disseminate fake messages surrounding rainfall in the state.

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