Yellow alert in Kerala- heavy rains and thunderstorms in next five days


A yellow alert has been given in Kerala. Heavy rains will go on over the course of the following 5 days. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force have been conveyed in different locale.

With Kerala encountering heavy rainfall in the monsoon season, a yellow alert has been declared in the state, the Chief Minister’s office informed on Thursday, adding that heavy rains along with thunderstorms will continue for the next 5 days.

The yellow alert has been announced today and tomorrow in all areas aside from Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam. Since there are more chances of heavy rain in the hilly areas, there is a need to be cautious in the areas that have received heavy rains in the past few days, the Central Meteorological Department said.

In the Northern parts of  Kerala, the water level of Kadalundi (Malapuram), Bharathapuzha (Palakkad), Shiria (Kasargod), Karavannoor (Thrissur) and Gayatri (Thrissur) rivers has increased. Along with this, the water level in the rivers of Vamanapuram (Thiruvananthapuram), Neyyar (Thiruvananthapuram), Karamana (Thiruvananthapuram), Kallada (Kollam), Manimala (Idukki), Meenachil (Kottayam) and Kothamangalam (Eranakulam) in the Southern areas of Kerala is also rising.

As per the report, among the dams under the Kerala State Electricity Board, there is a red alert nearby Lower Periyar and Kallarkutty dams in the Idukki locale and an orange alert nearby the Peringalkuth dam in the Thrissur region. A blue alert has been declared at Kozhikode’s Kuttiadi Dam. As of now, there are no warnings given to the dams under the Irrigation Department. National Disaster Response Force team has been deployed in various regions in Kerala based on the warning of heavy rains. Teams are ready in Wayanad, Kozhikode, and Idukki districts