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Heavy Rain in Kerala: Heavy rain in Kerala caused landslides in high altitude areas, ‘Orange Alert’ issued for six districts

Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been predicted in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Idukki districts.

Heavy Rain in Kerala: It has been raining incessantly in many parts of Kerala since the night of 12 November, causing water logging in low-lying areas and minor landslides in high-altitude areas. The Meteorological Department has issued an ‘Orange Alert’ forecasting very heavy rains in six districts on Saturday. Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been predicted in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Idukki districts.Also Read – Chennai Rain Update: Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu cause huge loss to farmers, crop of 3,500 hectares destroyed

Heavy rain warning has been issued in Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Wayanad and Kasaragod districts. A statement from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that there is a possibility of thunder and lightning at one or two places in Kerala till November 16. Also Read – Rain wreaks havoc in Tamil Nadu, power outage, 75 thousand policemen ready to deal with the situation

Widespread destruction has been reported in Thiruvananthapuram district, which has been receiving heavy rains since last night. After which the district officials have appealed to the people to be vigilant. Earthquake fell on a railway track on the Thiruvananthapuram-Nagarkovil route and part of a bridge on the national highway in the nearby suburb of Neyyattinkara was washed away in heavy rain. Rain water entered shops in the coastal village of Vizhinjam. Also Read – Tamil Nadu Rains: Heavy to very heavy rain warning issued in Tamil Nadu, there is also a possibility of cyclonic storm

It is raining continuously in the high hill areas of the district especially Vithura, Ponmudi, Nedumangadu, Palod etc. Meanwhile, district officials said the shutters of Aruvikkara and Peppara dams were lifted in the morning.

‘Red Alert’ indicates heavy to very heavy rain of more than 20 cm in 24 hours, while ‘Orange Alert’ indicates very heavy rain ranging from 6 cm to 20 cm. ‘Yellow Alert’ means heavy rain between 6 to 11 cms.

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