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IMD issues red alert for today, tomorrow in five districts of Kerala

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IMD issues red alert for today, tomorrow in five districts of Kerala

With rain continuing to lash Kerala for days ahead of the expected onset of southwest monsoon, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a red alert in five districts of the state for Sunday and Monday, indicating extremely heavy rainfall. Is. The IMD on Sunday issued a red alert in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts.

A red alert has been sounded for Monday in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur districts. Except Kasaragod, other districts of the state have an orange alert for Sunday. Revenue Minister K Rajan, who met the media, said that instructions have been issued to the district collectors to deal with any emergency.

“We held a meeting on Saturday under the chairmanship of the chief secretary. Instructions have been issued to all district collectors and other concerned officers. At present the rivers are not in spate. We have issued special instructions to the hill districts and disaster analysts have been asked to closely monitor the situation. Delay will be removed.

“As of now there is no need to open relief camps across the state. But we need to be careful as there is a possibility of landslides if the rain continues.” Red alert indicates heavy to very heavy rainfall of more than 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rainfall of 6 cm to 20 cm in 24 hours. There is heavy rain. cm of rain. Yellow alert means heavy rain between 6 to 11 cm.

The Meteorological Department had issued a red alert in Ernakulam and Idukki on Saturday. Most parts of Ernakulam city were submerged on Sunday due to heavy rains that continued throughout the night. Two camps have been opened in Ernakulam town for the families affected by water logging.

A total of nine families from different places have been kept in two camps. As soon as the warning of heavy rain was issued, the government convened a high-level meeting under the chairmanship of the chief secretary on Saturday evening to assess the mitigation measures and steps to be taken.

With red alert being issued in more districts today, the state government and the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) have asked people to stay away from rivers and other water bodies. The SDMA has also asked people not to travel to hilly areas unless it is an emergency and avoid night travel till the rains stop.

The IMD had earlier predicted that the Southwest Monsoon, also known as Edavapati in the state, is likely to make its first rainfall in Kerala by May 27, five days before the normal onset date. As it was raining in the southern part of the state for the past few days, the district administration has issued a warning to the people living in low-lying areas, river banks and hilly areas to remain alert.

According to the IMD website, Kodungallur in Thrissur district received 20 cm of rain on Saturday, which is the highest rainfall in Kerala in the last 24 hours. Aluva in Ernakulam district received 19 cm of rain, while CIAL Kochi in Ernakulam, Irinjalakuda in Thrissur district and Kottarakkara in Kollam district received 17 cm of rain.

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