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Monsoon red alert in 6 districts of Kerala

July 22, 2019

Monsoons have hit Kerala in full strength as most of the northern parts of the state received heavy rainfall since last week. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in six districts as the south west monsoon is gaining strength. Kozhikode, Kannur, Malappuram and Wayanad has been issued a red alert whereas orange and yellow alerts have been issued in some other parts of the state. Idukki, where Mullaperiyar dam is situated, was issued a red alert on Sunday along with Kasargode. Other districts like Thrissur and Ernakulam received heavy rainfall as well. Four people have already lost their lives in various rain related accidents across the state.

Last year during August, Kerala was hit by the worst floods of the century. Many people lost their lives and lakhs of people became homeless. With monsoon gaining strength, people are preparing themselves to take all precautions.

#Kerala Gets Red Alert For "Extremely Heavy Rain". What Does It Mean? From #deficit #monsoon to the current red alerts - authorities help us decode the action /concerns on ground-Sneha Koshy, Journalist

Many parts of Tamil Nadu also received heavy rainfall over the last few days.

State government has asked people living in coastal areas to be careful. Many people have already been shifted to relief camps as well. Fishermen have also been asked to not go to the sea until the rains stop.

"24 hours of rain and yes, Kerala is facing some familiar problems. Red alert still on for next two days. How are things at your end of the world?", tweeted Dr Roshan R.

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