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Kerala braces for heavy rains on Oct 7 as cyclonic storm gathers momentum, red alert issued for 3 districts Read In Hindi

The weather department has issued alert for heavy rains in three districts - Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad districts.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Thiruvananthapuram [ Updated: October 04, 2018 16:34 IST ]
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Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters that a warning has been issued and fishermen have been asked to reach safer coast by October 5.  (File Photo/PTI)

 

The meteorological department has issued an alert for heavy rains in three districts on Sunday, October 7, as a low pressure area in the Arabian Sea is expected to turn into a severe cyclonic storm.

The department has issued alert for  Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad districts. 

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters that a warning has been issued and fishermen have been asked to reach safer coast by October 5. 

"Red alert has been declared in 3 districts for 7 Oct. Disaster Management Authority has met to assess the situation. We've sought support from central agencies and asked for 5 companies of NDRF," Vijayan said.

District administration has been directed to take necessary action to handle the crisis. Tourists have been advised not to travel to hilly regions, especially to Munnar to see the Neelakurinji, he said.

Kerala witnessed worst floods in decades in August. Nearly 500 people were killed and lakhs displaces as unprecedented rains resulted in severe flooding across 14 districts of the state. 

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