India: Massive rains strike Kerala; IMD declares alert for several districts

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India: Massive rains strike Kerala; IMD declares alert for several districts

India: Massive rains strike Kerala; IMD declares alert for several districts

IMD on Monday declared an orange alert and foretold heavy to very heavy rainfall for two days in several regions of Kerala.

As per the weather forecast agency, an orange alert has been circulated in 12 districts, including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad, which will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall today brought with thunder and thunderbolt.

Kerala: All schools in Kochi are closed today, following heavy rainfall in the city. An orange alert has already been issued for the next two days. pic.twitter.com/TjM5GIp0Fr— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2019

An orange alert by the IMD intends “be prepared to face any situation arising out of critical weather condition”.

Furthermore, an orange alert has also been announced for October 22 for 13 districts, including Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod.