Kochi: The MET department in Kerala has issued an orange alert for rain for six districts. Meanwhile, CM Pinarayi Vijayan advised people to be careful through a Facebook post. He said heavy rain is estimated in the southern districts of the state. Emergency relief camps are being set up in landslide/flood-prone areas. In view of the Orange and Yellow alerts issued by the IMD, caution needs to be executed in hilly areas.
Meanwhile, state revenue minister K Rajan said the MET department has issued orange alerts for six districts. These districts include Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alapuzha, Kottayam and Idukki. IMD has issued an alert for heavy to very heavy rain in the state. Thunderstorms and lightning have been predicted. Kerala will continue to receive heavy rainfall till November 16. K Rajan further said that people are being shifted from the 27 km area of Mulaperiyar Dam in Idukki to another place in view of the flood threat. 339 people have been shifted to six camps.
A total of 42 people died and 217 houses were completely destroyed in the recent floods and devastating landslides in the south-central districts of Kerala. CM Pinarayi had informed the House in this regard. He had said that 304 rehabilitation camps have been started for flood victims.