Red, Orange, Yellow alert continues for heavy rains in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Secretary Dr. VP Joy has asked all the district magistrates to take precautionary measures in their respective districts in view of the red, orange and yellow alert being issued in various districts here following the forecast of heavy rains in the state for the next three days. instructions have […]
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Red, Orange, Yellow alert continues for heavy rains in Kerala




Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Secretary Dr. VP Joy has asked all the district magistrates to take precautionary measures in their respective districts in view of the red, orange and yellow alert being issued in various districts here following the forecast of heavy rains in the state for the next three days. instructions have been given.
“People should be evacuated from areas prone to landslides and floods,” the chief secretary said in an emergency meeting called on Saturday evening. If needed, camps can also be started. Basic facilities including food and drinking water should be ensured in these areas.” Sources said a special alert system has been set up in areas prone to landslides and floods. Control rooms in the state are working round the clock.
Meteorological Department sources said on Sunday that a red alert has been issued in Ernakulam and Idukki districts, while an orange alert has been issued in some hilly areas here, which had received heavy rains a few days ago and further thunderstorms. Estimated to fall. Orange alert has been sounded in Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad. The Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert in some other districts of the state, but they have been put on high alert in view of the possibility of landslides in low-lying, river banks and hilly areas.
The Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rains for the next four days from Sunday in Kerala and Lakshadweep due to the strong westerly wind flow from Arabian Sea towards south peninsular India at lower troposphere levels.
Heavy rainfall (7 cm to 11 cm in 24 hours) to very heavy rainfall (12 cm to 20 cm in 24 hours) is very likely at isolated places over Kerala on May 15 and 16, the department said in a press release. . Apart from this, heavy rain (7 cm to 11 cm in 24 hours) is expected at various places over here on 17th and 18th May and Lakshadweep Islands are very likely to rain on 14th May.
The department said that on May 15 and 16, strong winds with a speed of 40-50 kilometers per hour will occur at different places in Kerala along with lightning and thunderstorms are also expected. There is a possibility of thundershowers at many other places here on May 17 and 18. In Lakshadweep, this process will continue from May 15 to 18.
Sources said, “A special alert system has been started in the areas where the potential for danger is highest. Control rooms for these areas in the state will be operational round the clock. During this time, fishermen have been advised to avoid venturing into the sea. As per the guidelines, it is necessary to contact and cooperate with the concerned authorities at the time of shifting in case of heavy rains.
The sea water level will also rise during the rainy season, so people living near the coastal areas have been asked to be more alert.
In such a situation, those who live in kutcha houses or weak houses, they have been advised to go to a safe place and take shelter.
During this, special emphasis has also been laid on providing protection to endangered tree and animal species in private and public places.
People have also been instructed to keep emergency kits ready with them.

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