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‘Maha’ brings heavy rains across Kerala

November 1, 2019

Cyclone Maha, which developed in the Arabian Sea has created havoc across Kerala and Lakshwadeep. Most parts of the state were under water on Thursday as heavy rains lashed across the state. According to the weather forecast department, heavy downpour can be expected for the next three days as well. An Orange Alert has been issued in ten districts from Ernakulam to Kasargode.

Deep Depression over Lakshadweep and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea has moved northwestwards at a speed of 25 kmph during past 6 hours and intensified into Cyclonic Storm MAHA. Sea conditions will be very rough to high along & off Kerala coasts during next 48 hours-CMO Kerala.

People living in the coastal areas were the most affected. Relief camps were opened in most of the districts and officials moved people living in low-lying areas to camps. Ships plying in the route between Kerala and Lakshwadeep have been cancelled. Fishermen have been instructed to not to go to the sea until further notice from officials. Many fishing boats have been reportedly destroyed due to high tide. In spite of the monsoon season getting over, Kerala has been receiving heavy rainfall.

Lakshwadeep is also on high alert after 'Maha' moved to their coast. "Heavy downpour in #Kerala and #Lakshadweep is set to continue in full swing on Thursday, October 31, as the depression over the Arabian Sea intensified into a cyclonic storm on Wednesday. The cyclone has been named 'Maha'", tweeted The Weather Channel India.

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