Yellow alert declared in Kerala

As heavy rains are anticipated to pound the southern state in the coming days, a yellow rain alert has been imposed in all districts of Kerala, except for Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam (CMO). 

The warning covers the following five days. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow advisory; however, since there is a chance of heavy rain in mountainous regions, villagers have been urged to exercise caution and vigilance in certain places, according to ANI. 

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Based on the warning of heavy rain, teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have already been sent to several areas. Each squad has been prepared in the districts of Wayanad, Kozhikode, and Idukki. The Civil Defense Academy has established both batches.

Areas under high alert

The Kadalundi (Malapuram), Bharathapuzha (Palakkad), Sharia (Kasargod), Karavannoor (Thrissur), and Gayatri (Thrissur) rivers have higher water levels than before.

Along with this, the water level is also increasing in the South Keralan rivers of Kallada (Kollam), Manimala (Idukki), Meenachil (Kottayam), and Kothamangalam (Eranakulam). These include Vamanapuram (Thiruvananthapuram), Neyyar (Thiruvananthapuram), Karamana (Thiruvananthapuram), and Neyyar.

Red alerts around

The Lower Periyar and Kallarkutty dams in the Idukki district and the Peringalkuth dam in the Thrissur district are said to be on red and orange alerts, respectively, among the dams managed by the Kerala State Electricity Board.

A blue warning has also been issued at the Kuttiadi Dam in Kozhikode.

There are currently no warnings posted on the dams managed by the irrigation department.

A senior SDMA officer informed PTI, “Four individuals have been murdered in the Idukki district while one person perished in each of the Malappuram and Kozhikode districts.”

Between July 3 and July 7, the state saw 20 partly damaged homes and 11 destroyed homes.