Kerala: Heavy Rainfall Lashes Northern And Central Districts, Three Deaths Reported

The India Meteorological Department issued an orange alert in Kerala on Sunday following which educational institutions in three districts have been instructed to remain shut.

Heavy rainfall in Kerala causes schools to remain shut in 3 districts.

Three people have lost their lives due to incidents related to the rain in Kerala. Following an orange alert on Sunday in Kerala, schools remained shut in Kannur, Wayanad, and Kozhikode districts on Monday. 

An orange alert was issued by the India Meteorological Department for Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kasargod while they also issued a yellow alert for Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Thrissur and Malappuram.

An official statement reveals that PSC exams scheduled at Kannur University remain unchanged.

The IMD issued an orange alert for Kerala along with Karnataka, Konkan and Goa on Sunday. They reported Kannur, Kasargod, Wayanad and Kozhikode of receiving heavy to very heavy rainfall on July 23.

According to government sources, a total of three persons lost their lives on Sunday in various incidents related to rain.

Two minor boys, Hadhi and Hashir from Wayanad district lost their lives on Sunday after they were suspected to have fallen into a water body while on their way to tuition class.  

A youngster drowned in Thrissur district on Sunday.

The state disaster management authority said a few relief camps have been opened in Idukki, Wayanad and Kasaragod districts and as of now, 38 people have been housed there, reported PTI.

The authority also said that there were numerous cases of tree felling across the state and damage to houses and other buildings.

The IMD has issued a warning of heavy rainfall for five days from July 23 for Kerala and Lakshwadeep islands and the fishermen of both places have been warned against it. Till July 27, the fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea, says IMD.

The IMD bulletin also mentioned, "Heavy rainfall (7cm to 11cm in 24 hours) is very likely to occur at isolated places in Kerala from 24th to 27th July 2023."

Further, the IMD said, "Squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-45 Kmph gusting to 55 Kmph is likely to prevail over Kerala- Karnataka coast and Lakshadweep area, Andhra Pradesh Coast, Westcentral Bay of Bengal."