An orange alert has been issued in four districts of the state in view of the possibility of heavy rains. An orange alert has been declared in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts today. Heavy rainfall is forecast in isolated places. The Meteorological Department has forecast a very heavy rainfall of 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm in 24 hours. An orange alert has been declared in Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts tomorrow.
A yellow alert has been declared in various districts till August 1. A yellow alert has been declared in Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Thrissur districts today. The yellow alert has been issued on July 30 in Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts, July 31 in Malappuram and Kasaragod districts and August 1 in Kannur and Kasaragod districts.
Heavy rainfall of 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm is forecast in isolated places in 24 hours. The yellow alert is meant to alert the public and concerned officials about the situation.
The Central Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains and the public and government agencies are advised to be extra vigilant. Extreme caution should be exercised in low-lying areas, riverbanks, landslide-prone areas and hilly areas in and around the districts where the orange and yellow alert has been declared.
Those in areas affected by landslides, landslides and floods in 2018 and 2019, the Geological Survey of India and the expert committee of the State Disaster Management Authority, those living in areas identified as hazardous areas or uninhabitable areas, and local bodies and government agencies are required to complete precautionary measures.
Special instructions to the public
- In case of heavy rain warning, it is necessary to cooperate with the authorities in the areas where they have to move as per the instructions.
- The Disaster Management Authority (DMA) has recommended that camps be set up in four categories: those staying in the quarantine, those with symptoms, those at high risk of being affected by the Kovid, and the general public. It must be fully cooperated with.
- Those in the disaster risk area should have an emergency kit ready immediately.
- In case of heavy rains, do not cross rivers, bathe in rivers or other bodies of water for fishing or any other purpose.
- Do not climb over bridges over water bodies to view, take selfies or stand in groups.
- Those living below the dams should make preparations in anticipation of the possibility of water leaking out of the dams and relocate if necessary as per the instructions of the authorities.
- Completely avoid overnight travel to hilly areas.
- Coastal dwellers at risk of strong seas should also be vigilant.
- Be aware of the dangers of falling trees in the wind and breaking posts.