A red alert has been issued in five districts of Kerala amid warning of heavy rains in the state. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued orange alert for seven other districts, and yellow alert for two districts in the state.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has said that there would be a high alert for the next 24 hours. The Red alert has been issued in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki and Thrissur districts.
South and central districts of Kerala have been receiving heavy rains. By Saturday evening, heavy rains are also expected in the northern districts of Kerala.
CM Vijayan has also said that there is a possibility of rising water level in rivers and overflowing in some dams.
“People living on river banks and below the dam area should be vigilant and follow the instructions given by the authorities. Do not enter into the water bodies for any reason. Trips to high range areas should be avoided as much as possible. Those who are living in areas prone to mud slides and landslides should take extreme caution”, the Chief Minister posted a statement on Facebook.Internet Explorer Channel Network