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Rains in the state till Monday; Yellow Alert in various districts, latest information


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  • Chance of widespread rain in the state.
  • Orange alert has been declared in various districts
  • Authorities say heavy rain is expected until the 25th.

Thiruvananthapuram: Widespread rain is likely in the state on Thursday (21-10-2021) afternoon. Yellow alert has been issued for Kottayam, Kollam, Alappuzha, Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram and Palakkad districts.

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The Met Office has forecast heavy rains with thunderstorms across the state. The Central Meteorological Department has forecast isolated thundershowers and winds of up to 40 kmph in isolated places in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki and Ernakulam districts of Kerala in the next three hours.

The Central Meteorological Department has issued orange alert in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts today (21-10-2021). Isolated showers are forecast. You can also check the Disaster Management Authority’s Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.

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Districts where Yellow Alert has been declared

Thursday (21/10/2021): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Kasaragod
Friday (22/10/2021): Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad
Saturday (23/10/2021): Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad.
Sunday (24/10/2021): Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad and Wayanad
Monday (25/10/2021): Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad.

Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in at least three places in the last few days. Those in landslide-prone and flood-prone areas in 2018, 2019 and 2020, the Geological Survey of India and the expert committee of the State Disaster Management Authority, those living in areas identified as hazardous areas or uninhabitable areas and the local bodies and government agencies should complete the hazardous preparations. Preparations as required by the State Disaster Management Authority Orange Book 2021 to conduct relief camps in the context of Covid should be completed.

Special instructions to the public

In case of heavy rain warning, it is necessary to cooperate with the authorities in the areas where they have to relocate. People living in dangerous areas should be cautious as the sea level rise is likely to intensify on various coasts. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Fishing gear should be kept safe. Those who live in unsealed houses and those whose houses do not have strong roofs should be prepared to move for safety in the face of warnings in the coming days.

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Endangered trees / posts / boards etc. in private and public places should be secured and trees should be pruned. Risks should be brought to the attention of the authorities. The Covid must be prepared to fully comply with the standards at the stages of transition to relief camps. Those in the disaster risk area should have an emergency kit ready immediately. Instructions for preparing the kit are available at https://sdma.kerala.gov.in/…/2020/07/Emergency-Kit.pdf. In case of heavy rains, do not cross rivers, bathe in rivers or other bodies of water for fishing or any other purpose. Do not climb over the bridges over the water to see the view, take selfies or stand in groups. Those living below the dams should make preparations in anticipation of the possibility of water leaking out of the dams and relocate if necessary as per the instructions of the authorities.

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Completely avoid night trekking to hilly areas. Be aware of the dangers of falling trees in the wind and breaking posts. State Disaster Management Authority’s Precautionary Measures issued by the State Disaster Management Authority are available at https://sdma.kerala.gov.in/windwarning/. . It is available at https://sdma.kerala.gov.in/…/2021/05/orangebook_2021.pdf at this link. The alerts may change as the Central Meteorological Department changes the warning.

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