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Tuesday, 27 October 2020 12.35 PM IST

Heavy rains in coming days, red alert in three districts today

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A warning has been given that there would be heavy rains in the state in the coming days. There are heavy rains in many parts of the state now. A red alert has been sounded in Idukki, Malappuram and Wayanad districts today. Orange alert has been sounded in Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargod districts.

Dams are filling up and so a red alert has been announced in eight dams of the state. The water level in Mullaperiyar dam has reached 135 feet. When it reaches 136 feet, a second alert will be issued. Four shutters of the Neyyar dam has been opened. The Peppara dam is also opened. If the rain continues, the Banasura dam will also be opened.

There is heavy rain in Pathanamthitta. Orange alert has been announced in Pampa dam. Caution has been issued to those living nearby. The government has directed KSEB and the irrigation department to inform the respective district administrations 36 hours in advance if there is a need to open the dams. When the dam opens, local bodies will inform the public through loudspeakers 15 hours in advance which all rivers and streams will be flooded.

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