Added on : 2019-08-13 20:01:56
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for three Kerala districts on Tuesday and predicted extremely heavy rains in the areas. The red alert has been sounded in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki. As per the government data, over 2.5 lakh people have taken shelter in 1,332 relief camps and 88 have died due to floods in the state.
Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram have been given an orange warning with heavy to very heavy rainfall for Tuesday, which means that district officials will have to be prepared. Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur, some of the badly affected districts, will see heavy rainfall. Although Kasaragod will see heavy rainfall, it has been given a yellow warning, which means, be updated or watchful. Thiruvananthapuram will see light to moderate showers.