Kerala rains Live Updates: IMD points orange alert in three districts as state braces for extra rainfall

People wade by means of a waterlogged avenue in Thiruvananthapuram. (Photo: PTI) (PTI10_18_2021_000087A)

Kerala Rain News Today Latest Updates: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for 3 districts — Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Idukki — and a yellow alert for 5 districts (Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram) at present as Kerala braces for extra rainfall.

The company has additionally issued warnings about sturdy winds within the state until October 24.

Keeping in thoughts final week’s devastating landslides in Idukki and Kottayam districts, the Kerala authorities, for the primary time, has began evacuating folks residing in landslide-prone areas within the jap hills of the state. The district administrations have additionally readied fishermen with boats to evacuate folks from low-lying areas.

IMD information reveals that the southern state has acquired 135 per cent extra rain throughout between October 1 and 19. During the heavy spell on October 16 when the IMD issued a Red alert indicating extraordinarily heavy rainfall, quite a few incidents of landslides and different rain-related accidents have been reported from the south-central districts of Kerala, leading to not less than 27 deaths. The season’s rainfall information on IMD’s web site reveals that the traditional rainfall for the interval of October 1 to 19 was 192.7 mm whereas the precise rainfall was 453.5 mm.

Kerala rains Live Updates: State authorities begins evacuating folks residing in landslide-prone areas within the jap hills; not less than 27 folks killed up to now in rain-related incidents; Follow this area for stay updates: