IMD issues ‘yellow alert’ in 5 districts in Kerala, heavy rainfall expected in two days

The India Meteorological Department in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram issued yellow alert for five districts Pathanamthitta, Palakkad, Idukki, Wayanad and Thrissur between September 25-26. The department has predicted heavy rainfall between 64.4mm to 124.4mm.

A yellow alert indicates the weather may change or worsen in the next few days and denotes heavy rainfall at isolated places.

Kerala Chief Minister Officer said, “Yellow alert has been issued for Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Wayanad districts for September 25. In addition, a yellow alert has been issued for Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur and Wayanad districts for September 26.”

The Kerala CMO has also instructed the State Disaster Management Authority and district authorities to be on alert and take precautionary measures.

Nearly a month ago, Kerala experienced the worst floods in nearly a century, which claimed lives of more than 400 people in the state and resulted in damage to the tune of nearly Rs. 20,000 crores.