With heavy rains continuing to lash Kerala, educational institutions in at least 7 districts have declared a holiday tomorrow. Collectors of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathnamthitta, Alapuzha, Kottayam, Idukki and Ernakulam have declared holiday tomorrow due to heavy rains, state control room monitoring the rain mishaps, said.
Kerala University has postponed all its examinations scheduled for tomorrow to July 21, while Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) will function. Southwest monsoonhas been active over Kerala and rains occurred at most places in Lakshadweep, IMD bulletin said.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall recorded incmare: Vaikom (Kottayam district) 13, Kayamkulam (Alappuzha district) 10, Piravom (Ernakulam district) 9, Kottayam, Kayamkulam_Agri (Alappuzha district) & Munnar (Idukki district) 7 each.
Shutters of the Neyyar dam in Thiruvananthapuram and Banasura in Wayanad have been opened as the water level has been rising in the reservoirs and people living in the downstream have been asked to be cautious.
With the sea being rough, public has also been asked not to frequent beaches. In some places, houses have suffered partial damage as trees got uprooted and fell on them.
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