Thiruvananthapuram, July 22: With the monsoon getting stronger in Kerala, a red alert has been sounded in several districts including Kasargod, Idukki, Kozhikode and Kannur districts till July 23. The heavy downpour in the southern state has killed four people while three, including two fishermen from Tamil Nadu, are still missing. Heavy rainfall continued to batter Kerala even on Monday, with red alert being sounded across several districts- Kasargod, Idukki, Kozhikode and Kannur after rivers started overflowing. The Central Water Commission website said water in Periyar, Pamba and Chaliyar rivers in the state is rising. Bihar Floods: Houses Submerged in Floodwater, Locals Forced to Stay Near Railway Tracks.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red alert in Kasargod and Idukki districts on July 21, and Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts on July 22. The weather agency has also predicted extremely heavy rainfall in Kannur and Kasargod districts of the southern state on July 23. An orange alert in Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram till July 25. The IMD has also cautioned fishermen from venturing into the sea. Delhi Rains: Strong Winds and Shower Grace Delhi-NCR, Social Media Flooded With Tweets.
In the wake of the current weather conditions in the southern state, the Thiruvananthapuram district administration has opened six relief camps. Moreover, nearly 143 families have been moved in these relief camps from the coastal areas. In a release, District Collector K Gopalakrishnan informed that a total of 603 people are in the relief camps. Food and other necessary items are being provided.