IndiaHeavy rains expected in northern districts at night; Caution

Heavy rains expected in northern districts at night; Caution


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  • Strong winds may blow
  • Northern districts are likely to receive showers in the next few hours
  • Heavy rain with thunder is forecast

Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains are expected in the northern districts at night. The Met Office has warned of heavy rains and winds in nine districts, including five in the north, in the next three hours.

Thundershowers will develop at Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts. Heavy rain with thunder is forecast. The warning said winds could reach 40 to 60 kilometers per hour. The Met office has warned of heavy rains in Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Palakkad districts in the next few hours.

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Heavy rains have been reported in many parts of the northern districts. The hilly region of Kozhikode district receives heavy rainfall. Orange alert has been declared in Kannur and Kasaragod districts.

Meanwhile, a high-level meeting convened by the Chief Minister decided to intensify rescue operations in all areas where heavy rains continue. All government agencies will step in for this. During the meeting, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan suggested that immediate action be taken to evacuate people from areas prone to landslides, floods and landslides.

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Every possible means will be used to rescue those trapped in the rain-hit areas, including Kottayam district. The meeting evaluated the progress of rescue operations.

Camps must be started to meet Covid standards. Special care should be taken in this regard. The number of camps can be increased. Masks and sanitizers should be ensured in the camps. Special arrangements should be made for cleaning toilets. Adequate fresh water should be made available. The attention of health workers should be focused on the camps. There should be enough medication. Particular caution should be exercised in the case of non-vaccinated and associated patients.

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