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Kerala floods: IMD issues warning, predicts more rain till Oct 24

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Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of more rain in Kerala and said that the current respite from heavy rains is temporary.

The weather agency has issued a yellow alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Pallakkad on Tueday.

For Wednesday and Thursday, an orange alert has been issued for these districts as well as Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad.

Heavy rains in the state for past few days have resulted in landslide, damage to property and loss of lives.

The heavy rains are likely to continue till Saturday, IMD has said.

In wake of the crisis, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan had chaired an emergency meeting to review the situation and had constituted a panel that would regulate release of water from dams and ensure their safety.

 

3 shutters of Idukki dam opened

Due to the heavy inflow of water, three shutters of the Idukki dam on Periyar river had to be opened to reduce the pressure on the dam. Those living in nearby areas and in downstream areas have been issued a high alert.

Evacuation has also begun in areas that may get affected by the flooding.

 

 

 

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