Kerala Braces for Heavy Rain as IMD Issues Orange Alert: Safety Measures Urged

Kerala faces heavy rainfall as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issues an orange alert for Ernakulam district, with predictions of 11 cm to 20 cm of rain. Other districts, including Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki, and Wayanad, are under a yellow alert. The state Disaster Management Authority cautioned against landslides, urging relocation to safer places.

PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: 02-06-2024 16:15 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 16:15 IST
Kerala Braces for Heavy Rain as IMD Issues Orange Alert: Safety Measures Urged
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With the southwest monsoon delivering widespread rains across Kerala, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert in Ernakulam district on Sunday, indicating anticipated heavy downpours over the coming hours.

The orange alert forecasts very heavy rain ranging from 11 cm to 20 cm, as per IMD projections.

Meanwhile, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki, and Wayanad districts are under yellow alert, predicting heavy rainfall between 6 cm and 11 cm.

In response to these warnings, the state Disaster Management Authority has advised residents in hilly areas to be vigilant for landslides and mudslides, urging them to relocate to safer areas if necessary.

The authority recommends people in low-lying regions prone to regular waterlogging to move to relief camps, while those in precarious housing should seek safer accommodations due to the risk of strong winds.

Additionally, the authority has cautioned against night travel through hilly areas due to potential hazards.

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