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Heavy rains lash Kerala, educational institutions in 7 districts declared holiday

Southwest monsoonhas been active over Kerala and rains occurred at most places in Lakshadweep, IMD bulletin said.


PTI India
Updated: 15-07-2018 19:33 IST
Heavy rains lash Kerala, educational institutions in 7 districts declared holiday

People have been advised against travelling in heavy rains, especially during nights, due to possibility of land slips in hilly regions as heavy rains are likely to continue till July 17. (Image Credit: Twitter)

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.

In the second spell of rains in the south west monsoon, 9 people have died since July 9, including a fisherman who was electrocuted after she came into contact with a live wire in Alappuzha.

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.

People have been advised against travelling in heavy rains, especially during nights, due to possibility of land slips in hilly regions as heavy rains are likely to continue till July 17.

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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