Heavy showers to continue in Kerala; red alert in 5 districts

Idukki: The weather department has issued a red alert for several districts in Kerala warning of heavy rains on Saturday.

Red alert has been issued for Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts for heavy to very heavy rains.

For August 9, orange alert has been issued in Pathanamthitta, Alapuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad and Kasaragod districts.

The meteorological department said heavy rainfall will continue till Sunday.

Flood like situation continues to prevail in the state at several places and the state irrigation department has said that all major rivers in the state are in spate and sluice gates of some dams will be opened to ease the pressure.

 

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