Kerala, July 23: Kerala has been receiving very heavy rainfall over the last few days. According to IMD prediction, Kerala and Karnataka will continue to receive heavy downpour today as well. As a result of it, a red alert has been declared for Kannur and Kasaragod districts, orange alert for Kozhikode, Malappuram and Wayanad districts. Kerala Rains: Red Alert in Kasargod, Orange Alert Issued For Five Other Districts As Monsoon Intensifies.
Yellow alert for Palakkad, Trissur, Ernakulam and Idukki districts has been issued. Due to the alert, holiday has been declared for schools in Kannur, Kasargod and Malappuram districts.
Check ANI tweet:
Kerala: Red Alert declared for Kannur&Kasaragod districts, Orange Alert for Kozhikode, Malappuram&Wayanad districts, Yellow Alert for Palakkad, Trissur, Ernakulam&Idukki districts, for today. Holiday declared for today for schools in Kannur,Kasargod&Malappuram districts
— ANI (@ANI) July 23, 2019
According to a News Minute report, Kerala has witnessed a total of 21 rain-related casualties, since the south-west monsoon hit the state on July 8. The maximum number of deaths have been recorded in the northern district of Kasaragod where 5 people have lost their lives. While four of them died due to drowning, and one death was recorded due to electrocution.