As on Tuesday inside Kerala totally so far 12 people were killed in rain-related incidents.
Heavy (7- 11 cm in 24 hours) to very heavy (12 -20 cm in 24 hours) rainfall with isolated extremely heavy (above 20cm in 24 hrs) is very likely to occur at isolated places in Kerala from August 2 to August 4, the IMD informed.
The central Meteorological Department had on Sunday predicted heavy rains in Kerala till August 4.
A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm.
Collectors have declared holiday for several districts on Wednesday in view of the ‘red alert’ issued there.
The IMD has issued red alert in 10 districts including Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts for Tuesday. An orange alert has been issued in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta.
A red alert has been issued in 11 districts for August 3 and in 9 of them for August 4. IMD also issues red alert for Kottayam, Idukki, Wayanad and Kannur tomorrow
Also Yellow alert issued in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kasaragod and Orange alert in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur.
Heavy rains continued to batter Kerala on Tuesday even as the State government adopted a slew of measures to minimise the damages and intensify relief work.
Authorities have opened 95 relief camps in various parts of the state. As many as 2,291 people have been shifted to the camps.
Minister for Irrigation, Roshy Augustine calls meeting to review situation of Idukki, Mullaperiyar dams .
Krishnankutty Kerala state electricity Minister said Situation under control even if it rains for next 4 days .
Kerala Electricity minister also said “no cause for concern in KSEB dams as Water level in Idukki dam has reached only 70% of capacity “
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Most number of people have been shifted to relief camps in Kottayam district – 657. Kottayam district has opened most number of camps – 21. As many as 447 people have been shifted to camps in Kottayam.
Kerala government has declared a holiday for educational institutions in eight districts on Tuesday (August 2) in view of the incessant rain in the State. The districts are Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki, Alappuzha, Kollam, Kottayam and Kannur.