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Red alert in three districts on August 3 as heavy rains proceed in Kerala

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Red alert in three districts on August 3 as heavy rains continue in Kerala

By PTI

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/PATHANAMTHITTA: Red alert was declared in three districts of Kerala and Orange alert in 8 by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday as heavy rains continued to pound numerous components of the state.

Red alert was declared within the districts of Kottayam, Idukki, and Ernakulam for the day and Orange alert within the remaining districts barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kasargod, in line with an IMD district rainfall forecast issued for Kerala at 10 am.

IMD, on Tuesday, had issued a Red alert in 10 districts of the state for August 3. The Met division, on Wednesday, additionally issued Red alert in 4 districts — and Orange alert in 8 for August 4.

Various climate fashions of the Central Meteorological Department, National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting, National Centers for Environmental Prediction and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, have predicted heavy rainfall in a number of districts of Kerala through the day.

A purple alert signifies heavy to extraordinarily heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, whereas orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to twenty cm of rain. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm.

Meanwhile, the state authorities, in a launch, mentioned that 166 reduction camps have been arrange in numerous districts and 4,639 folks have been relocated there from disaster-hit or disaster-prone areas.

Earlier within the day, state Revenue Minister Ok Rajan mentioned that individuals ought to strictly keep away from going to areas that are inundated or flooded as a part of a rising development of “flood tourism” and warned that police could be used to take away such individuals.

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Speaking to reporters at Pathanamthitta, the minister mentioned there’s a rising development amongst folks to go to areas that are flooded and attempt to enter the waters there or catch fish and the identical must be averted because it creates an extra burden on the authorities finishing up reduction and rescue operations.

He gave the instance of an elephant being stranded for hours within the Chalakudy river on Tuesday morning, information experiences which led to numerous folks arriving at that place and creating an issue for the native authorities.

“Such activities in flooded areas would not be permitted at all and if necessary, police assistance would be sought to remove such persons,” he mentioned.

On evacuating folks from disaster-prone areas, he mentioned that in line with tips within the Orange e book such folks must be mandatorily relocated.

Rajan mentioned that the state authorities has taken all crucial steps, like establishing reduction camps, in order that there isn’t a lack of life and folks can comfortably wait out the rains.

The minister additionally mentioned that there was no should be involved concerning the flood-prone low-lying Kuttanad space of the state, however the authorities had been monitoring the scenario there.

As there was some lower within the depth of rains in sure components of the state within the early morning hours on Wednesday, water ranges in numerous main dams and reservoirs had been holding regular or had risen solely marginally at round 7 AM, in line with knowledge acquired from numerous districts.

However, the water storage stage in Idukki reservoir reached 2375.52 ft and a blue alert was sounded at 10 am.

The heavy rains led to 6 deaths — one every in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts and three in Kannur district — leading to a complete of 12 rain-related casualties within the state from July 31 to August 2, the Kerala State Emergency Operations Center (KSEOC) had mentioned.

Besides that, three folks have additionally gone lacking from numerous components of the state through the day, it had mentioned.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/PATHANAMTHITTA: Red alert was declared in three districts of Kerala and Orange alert in 8 by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday as heavy rains continued to pound numerous components of the state.

Red alert was declared within the districts of Kottayam, Idukki, and Ernakulam for the day and Orange alert within the remaining districts barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kasargod, in line with an IMD district rainfall forecast issued for Kerala at 10 am.

IMD, on Tuesday, had issued a Red alert in 10 districts of the state for August 3. The Met division, on Wednesday, additionally issued Red alert in 4 districts — and Orange alert in 8 for August 4.

Various climate fashions of the Central Meteorological Department, National Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting, National Centers for Environmental Prediction and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, have predicted heavy rainfall in a number of districts of Kerala through the day.

A purple alert signifies heavy to extraordinarily heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, whereas orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to twenty cm of rain. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 and 11 cm.

Meanwhile, the state authorities, in a launch, mentioned that 166 reduction camps have been arrange in numerous districts and 4,639 folks have been relocated there from disaster-hit or disaster-prone areas.

Earlier within the day, state Revenue Minister Ok Rajan mentioned that individuals ought to strictly keep away from going to areas that are inundated or flooded as a part of a rising development of “flood tourism” and warned that police could be used to take away such individuals.

ALSO READ | Kerala rains: Death toll climbs to 12, purple alert in 10 districts

Speaking to reporters at Pathanamthitta, the minister mentioned there’s a rising development amongst folks to go to areas that are flooded and attempt to enter the waters there or catch fish and the identical must be averted because it creates an extra burden on the authorities finishing up reduction and rescue operations.

He gave the instance of an elephant being stranded for hours within the Chalakudy river on Tuesday morning, information experiences which led to numerous folks arriving at that place and creating an issue for the native authorities.

“Such activities in flooded areas would not be permitted at all and if necessary, police assistance would be sought to remove such persons,” he mentioned.

On evacuating folks from disaster-prone areas, he mentioned that in line with tips within the Orange e book such folks must be mandatorily relocated.

Rajan mentioned that the state authorities has taken all crucial steps, like establishing reduction camps, in order that there isn’t a lack of life and folks can comfortably wait out the rains.

The minister additionally mentioned that there was no should be involved concerning the flood-prone low-lying Kuttanad space of the state, however the authorities had been monitoring the scenario there.

As there was some lower within the depth of rains in sure components of the state within the early morning hours on Wednesday, water ranges in numerous main dams and reservoirs had been holding regular or had risen solely marginally at round 7 AM, in line with knowledge acquired from numerous districts.

However, the water storage stage in Idukki reservoir reached 2375.52 ft and a blue alert was sounded at 10 am.

The heavy rains led to 6 deaths — one every in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts and three in Kannur district — leading to a complete of 12 rain-related casualties within the state from July 31 to August 2, the Kerala State Emergency Operations Center (KSEOC) had mentioned.

Besides that, three folks have additionally gone lacking from numerous components of the state through the day, it had mentioned.