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Rain continues, alert in 11 Kerala districts

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Rain continues, alert in 11 Kerala districts

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The authorities has determined to strengthen precautionary measures in view of the downpour since Saturday and the alerts issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in 11 districts. The IMD has issued orange and yellow alerts for all districts barring Kannur, Kasaragod and Palakkad till Wednesday. The orange alert has been issued in districts the place rainfall between 6cm and 20cm is anticipated until Monday.

In a high-level assembly he chaired to evaluation the preparedness of departments, Chief Secretary V P Joy requested collectors of eight districts, the place heavy rain is anticipated, to strengthen preventive steps. He mentioned a mechanism for issuing alerts needs to be organized in disaster-prone areas. He mentioned steps needs to be taken to shift folks from areas dealing with risk of landslides or flood. Camps needs to be opened if vital and meals and water provide ensured there.

Depts, cops gear as much as deal with emergencies

People have been urged to cooperate with any evacuation, whereas fishers have been requested to maintain their tools secure. Those residing in homes with weak roofings have been requested to maneuver to security. “Take steps to avoid accidents due to uprooting of trees, electricity poles and sign or display boards. Covid guidelines have to be followed in rehabilitation camps,” Joy mentioned on the assembly attended by heads of varied departments, uniformed forces and collectors of eight districts.

State Police Chief Anil Kant too directed all district police chiefs to step up vigil. It has been proposed to arrange management rooms in each district. Kant requested catastrophe administration groups in all police stations to be prepared for emergencies. “District Police Chiefs will be in constant touch with collectors and the District Disaster Management Authority. All police stations should keep JCBs, boats and other lifesaving equipment ready,” he mentioned.

Coastal police stations have been requested to keep up safety alongside the coast. He mentioned companies of the Coastal Vigilance Committee can be utilised to coordinate rescue operations in coastal areas. Special warning has been suggested in landslide-prone areas. Unit chiefs ought to take steps to make the companies of all sections of the police out there to the general public for lodging in emergencies. The SP (Telecommunications) will take steps to make sure communication isn’t disrupted throughout a pure catastrophe. The Armed Police Battalion has appointed ADGP Ok Padmakumar as nodal officer accountable for police deployment and ADGP Vijay Sakhare as nodal officer for catastrophe administration.

ORANGE ALERT
May 15: Kollam, P’thitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki
May 16: T’Puram, Kollam, P’thitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki
YELLOW ALERT
May 15: T’Puram, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad 
May 16: Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad
May 17: T’Puram, Kollam, P’thitta. Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad
May 18: T’Puram, Kollam, P’thitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur

DOs AND DON’Ts 
Those residing in disaster-prone areas ought to put together emergency kits. People mustn’t try to cross rivers, enterprise into water our bodies for fishing, bathing or different actions. People mustn’t go to bridges for sightseeing, taking selfies or different functions. Residents in downstream areas of dams needs to be prepared to maneuver if there’s any route. Night journey to excessive ranges needs to be averted.