Thiruvananthapuram: The country has begun to experience a torrential monsoon, and Kerala’s northern areas are still receiving a lot of rain. Heavy rains have been falling in the districts of Kannur and Kasaragod, and rivers there are in flood.
Holidays issued in classrooms
Rainwater getting inside several homes in Kannur caused them to collapse and sustain partial damage. Due to overflow, a family had to be relocated from Payyannur Municipality. In the midst of severe rains, holidays have been issued for students in the districts of Kannur, Kasaragod, and Devikulam of Idukki.
Numerous rivers’ water levels are rising.
The water level has reached the warning level in the rivers Kadalundi (Malapuram), Bharatapuzha (Palakkad), Shiriya (Kasaragod), Karavannur (Thrissur), and Gayatri (Thrissur). In south Kerala, the water levels of the Vamanapuram, Neyyar, Karmana, Kallada, Manimala, Meenachil, and Kothamangalam rivers are also rising. These rivers are located in Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki, and Kottayam.
Issued a yellow alert for 12 districts
According to the IMD assessment, Kerala will most likely experience isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning over the next five days. According to the forecast, winds across Kerala will likely reach 45 to 55 kmph over the course of the next five days, with gusts up to 65 kmph. Except for the districts of Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam, 12 districts are on a yellow alert.
Kuttiyadi Dam is on blue alert.
A red alert has been issued near the Lower Periyar and Kallarkutty dams in the Idukki district, and an orange alert has been issued around the Peringalkuth dam in the Thrissur district, all of which are dams managed by the Kerala State Electricity Board. At the Kuttiyadi dam in Kozhikode, there is a blue alert. There is currently no notice in place for the dams managed by the irrigation department.
Teams from the National Disaster Response Force have been placed in several areas as a result of the heavy rain warning. Each squad was chosen in the districts of Wayanad, Kozhikode, and Idukki.