Heavy rain: Relief for Kerala as IMD lifts red alert across state
New Delhi, Oct 22: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday lifted red alert across Kerala and an orange alert was issued only for Idukki. A red alert, however, has been issued for coastal Karnataka till Wednesday.
Incessant rains in north interior Karnataka has wreaked havoc as many rivers, rivulets and small streams are in spate, reminiscent of the floods in August this year.
Meanwhile, a red alert has been sounded for four districts in Kerala on Tuesday. The red alert is a call to immediately take preventive steps to evacuate people from vulnerable areas to shelter camps and provide others with emergency kits.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, squally weather is very likely over the east-central and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea along with.
Fishermen have been advised not to put to sea due to rough seas.
In Thiruvananthapuram district, in hilly and coastal areas restriction has been imposed for tourism-related activities in the next 24 hours, sources said as per news agency PTI report.
In Tamil Nadu, heavy rainfall has been predicted by IMD in Coimbatore district.