IMD issues heavy rain warning for next 5 days in Kerala
Orange alert has been issued by IMD in six districts of Kerala on 15 May. (Photo: PTI/FILE)
Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of heavy rain in Kerala for the next five days due to strong westerly winds in the Arabian Sea.
Orange alert has been issued by IMD in six districts of Kerala on 15 May.
In view of the forecast of rain, the southern state has made necessary arrangements in all the districts. The Chief Secretary has called a meeting of all the concerned departments last evening and directed the District Collectors to speed up the preparations.
A 24-hour control room has been set up for flood prone areas. It has also been directed to start camps if necessary to relocate people living in landslide and flood prone areas and to ensure basic amenities including food and water.
Arrangements have also been made to pump water from waterlogged areas.
The Disaster Management Department has asked people to avoid traveling to hilly areas and tourists should stay where they are and avoid travelling.
The Central Meteorological Department has predicted that the monsoon will reach south Andaman Sea, Nicobar Islands and southeast Bay of Bengal today.
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