Torrential rains to continue in Kerala till Aug 6: IMD


A view of flooded Aluva temple. Photo: ANI

Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department alerted that Kerala will continue to receive heavy rainfall till August 6, Saturday.

IMD has sounded red, orange and yellow alert in various districts till August 6.

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority urged the people to exercise extreme caution. A total of 2219 people were shifted to 95 relief camps across the state. The Central Water Commission also issued flood warnings in various rivers in the state.

Red alert in districts

03/08/2020: Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur

04/08/2020: Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

Orange alert in districts

03/08/2020: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kasaragod

04/08/2020: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam

05/08/2020: Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

Yellow alert in districts

04/08/2020: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam

05/08/2020: Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram

06/08/2020: Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while an orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm.

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