Red Alert in 3 districts of Kerala

As heavy rains pounded several parts of Kerala, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a Red Alert in Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts on August 8.

"These districts are likely to get extremely heavy rainfall of over 240 mm in 24 hours and may experience landslides," an IMD release said.

A woman died in Malappuram district when a tree uprooted and fell over her house, the District Management Authority told.

Many places in Malappuram district are under water with some villages being isolated. Heavy crop damage was also reported from various parts of the district.

The Makkootam ghat road in Kannur was also damaged in the heavy rains.

Palakkad district also received heavy rains.