Red alert in Kerala: Met forecasts heavy rain
The meteorological department has issued an early warning that heavy rains experienced in the state will continue over the next few days.
The Meteorological Department forecasts heavy rainfall in Kerala for the next three days. Orange and Red alerts have been announced in various districts on 22, 23 and 24. The Red alert was announced by the Center for Climate Change in Idukki and Kasaragod on July 21 and Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts on July 22. These districts have the highest rainfall.
On July 21, an orange alert was announced in Kottayam, Ernakulam, Kozhikode and Kannur districts. Orange Alert on July 22 in Idukki and Kasaragod, on July 23 in Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod and on 24th in Kannur and Kasaragod. The likelihood of isolated, strong or intense rainfall in these districts is predicted.
Yellow Alert predicted for 20 to 24 days in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Thrissur, Wayanad, Malappuram, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kozhikode and Palakkad districts.
The State Disaster Relief Authority has been instructed to prepare government departments and officials and to start control rooms at taluk level. The state is receiving heavy rainfall since the onset of the monsoon. The state received 67.8 mm rainfall from Thursday morning till Friday morning. The met department said the rain is the highest in a single day. Idukki district has received the highest rainfall so far. The lowest rainfall during the period from June to July 19 was in Wayanad district.