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Very heavy rains predicted in state, red alert in four districts, special directions for public


THIRUVANATHAPURAM: The central meteorological department has informed that there is a possibility of very heavy rainfall in Kerala. Red alert has been sounded in four districts from today till May 21. The central meteorological department has announced red, orange and yellow alerts in various districts for the next five days.

The central meteorological department has announced red alert in the following districts

19-05-2024: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki
20-05-2024: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki
21-05-2024: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki

Chance of very heavy rainfall at isolated places has been predicted. Very heavy rainfall means rainfall of 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm in 24 hours by the meteorological department.

Orange alert has been declared in some districts on 22-05-2024 but the probability of rain similar to red alert is predicted. Central Meteorological Department has announced orange alert in districts.

Orange Alert
19-05-2024: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam
20-05-2024: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam
21-05-2024: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam
22-05-2024: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram
23-05-2024: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam

Chance of heavy rain at isolated places is forecast. Very heavy rainfall means 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm of rain in 24 hours, according to the Meteorological Department.

The central meteorological department has announced yellow alert in the districts.

Yellow alert
19-05-2024: Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod
20-05-2024: Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod
21-05-2024: Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod
22-05-2024: Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod
23-05-2024: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasaragod

A chance of isolated heavy rain is forecast. Heavy rain refers to rainfall of 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm in 24 hours.

The central meteorological department has informed that extreme rains will create dangers and heavy rains are expected in a short period of time. It can cause flash and lightning floods. Waterlogging is also possible in urban areas and low-lying areas in general. Continued rainfall may trigger landslides and landslides. Public and government systems are also warned to be extremely cautious.

Special instructions to public
People living in mountainous areas prone to landslides and flash floods should move to safer places in mountainous areas receiving heavy rains. People should be ready to move during the day.

Those living in low-lying areas that are prone to waterlogging should assess the situation and shift to prepared camps.

Due to the possibility of strong winds, people living in unsealed houses and those living in houses with weak roofs should be especially careful. Those who see danger should contact the authorities and evacuate to safe places as a safety precaution.

Trees/posts/boards, walls etc. standing in danger in private and public areas should be secured and trees should be trimmed. Dangerous conditions should be brought to the attention of the authorities.

People living in danger zones should be careful as the storm surge is likely to be strong along various coasts. At the necessary stage, you should move. Fishing equipment should be kept safe.

Under no circumstances should one cross rivers, bathe in rivers or other bodies of water, fish or do any other purpose during heavy rains.

Avoid non-essential travel as much as possible during heavy rains. Recreational trips to waterfalls, water bodies and hilly areas should be avoided until the rain warning is lifted.

Be especially careful when traveling on roads adjacent to bodies of water. Also be careful on roads under repair. In the case of heavy rains, the possibility of increasing road accidents should be foreseen.

Relief camps should be set up in advance in case of continued heavy rains in districts under red and orange alert. The concerned revenue-local authority should be informed in advance about the occurrence of the building found for the relief camp in their area and the safe route there.

Those in disaster prone areas should have an emergency kit ready immediately. Instructions for preparing the kit can be found at

Should not take selfies or hang out on the overpasses above the water bodies

Avoid night travel to hilly areas completely.

It is also important to be aware of the dangers of trees falling down in the wind and posts collapsing. The precautionary measures to be taken during strong winds issued by the state disaster management authority are available from the link

There is a risk of accidents due to broken medical lines. Therefore, before stepping into the puddles in the alleys and footpaths, make sure that there is no risk of electric shock. People who go to work early in the morning, children who go to classes, etc should pay special attention to this. Inform KSEB on 1056 if you notice any danger of power lines.

Taluk and district control rooms are functioning 24*7 hours in all the districts of Kerala. Toll-free numbers 1077 and 1070 can be contacted for help in case of danger.

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