Heavy rains to lash Kerala; orange alert in 9 districts

Kozhikode: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in the coming days.  

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has issued orange alerts in 9 districts and yellow alerts in 12 districts.

Orange alerts in districts at a glance:

June 26: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki

June 27: Kozhikode, Wayanad

IMD has predicted heavy rainfall of up to 204 mm in these districts in 24 hours. IMD and Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) have asked people to exercise caution in the coming days. Also, yellow alert has been sounded in 11 districts.

Yellow alerts in districts at a glance: 

June 25: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki

June 26: Thrissur, Palakkad

June 27: Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kannur, Kasaragod 

June 28: Kannur, Kasaragod.

Isolated areas in these districts will receive between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm of rainfall in the next 24 hours.

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) warned people residing in areas prone to landslide and mudslide to remain alert.

People living close to river banks and coastal areas have been directed to stay vigilant. Strong winds could uproot trees and electric poles, KSDMA warned.

 

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