Heavy rain lashes Kerala; Red alert declared at three districts
As heavy rain hits several parts of Kerala Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) declared a red alert in Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts on August 8.
“These districts are likely to get extremely heavy rainfall of over 240 mm in 24 hours and may experience landslides,” an IMD release said.
In Malappuram district a woman died when a tree uprooted and fell over her house, said the district Management Authority told PTI. Many places are under water and some villages are isolated at Malappuram. Heavy crop damage was also reported from different parts of the district.
The Makkoottam ghat road in Kannur was also damaged due to heavy rain. “The traffic on the Makkootam ghat road has been diverted and the vehicles will have to take the Manathavadi road,” said a revenue official.
Heavy rain also lashed at Palakkad district. Orange alert has been declared at various districts from August 6 to 9 including Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kasargod, Alapuzha, Idukki, Ernakkulam, Kannur and Thrissur by IMD.
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