Kerala on High Alert: Incessant Rains Trigger Warnings Across State

Kerala faces continuous rainfall due to the Southwest monsoon, prompting the India Meteorological Department to issue an 'orange alert' for five districts and a 'yellow alert' for eight others. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority advises vigilance as heavy rains could pose potential hazards. Aruvikkara Dam's shutters have been raised.


PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: 08-06-2024 17:00 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 17:00 IST
Kerala on High Alert: Incessant Rains Trigger Warnings Across State
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With Kerala continuing to receive incessant rains due to the Southwest monsoon, the India Meteorological Department on Saturday issued an 'orange alert' for five districts predicting very heavy rains there. The districts include Pathanamthitta in the south and Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, and Kasaragod in the north.

Additionally, a 'yellow alert' has been issued for eight other districts, forecasting heavy rains in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, and Malappuram. According to the IMD, a 'red alert' suggests extremely heavy rain over 20 cm in 24 hours, an 'orange alert' indicates very heavy rain from 11 cm to 20 cm, and a 'yellow alert' means heavy rain between 6 cm and 11 cm.

Due to the heavy rainfall, the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has urged the public to remain vigilant. Furthermore, the shutters of Aruvikkara Dam in Thiruvananthapuram were raised by 25 cm on Saturday morning, and district authorities have warned residents that the shutters may be raised further, advising them to exercise caution.

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