The Kerala government issue a red alert on Wednesday especially to the three districts for the heavy rainfall on October 7. The red alert is passed followed by the predictions of the Indian Meteorological Department about a cyclonic depression over the southern east Arabian Sea. Seeing the emergency conditions of heavy rainfall, Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan calls for the ministerial meet.
The Chief Ministerial office of Kerala twitted about the predictions of the heavy rainfall who said that, “Met Centre has predicted that heavy (7-11 cm in 24 hours) to very heavy (12-20 cm in 24 hours) rainfall is likely to occur at 1 or 2 places in Kerala on 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th of October. Extremely heavy rainfall (21cm & above in 24 hours) is likely to occur at 1 or 2 places on 7th”.
Low pressure & cyclone have increased the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall in many parts of the State. IMD issued red alerts in 3 districts of Central Kerala( Idukki, Palakkad & Thrissur) for October 7th. Most parts of Kerala will see heavy rainfall by October 5th.
— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) October 3, 2018
The three districts affected mostly by the heavy rainfall are Palakkad, Idukki and Thrissur and the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) have issued a red alert to for the same there districts.
Sekharhi Kuriakose, KSDMA head scientist predicted that “A Low-pressure area is very likely to form over the south-east Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area on October 6. It is likely to intensify into a depression and move north-westwards during the subsequent 48 hours and the fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea”.
The conditions predicted will cause erosion like condition thus provoking floods and landslides further. Till October 6, Kerala is on yellow alert and after that on October 7, it will be on red alert followed by the heavy rainfall.
The heavy rainfall alert is passed with the advice to prepare for the emergency conditions as fishermen of deep-sea areas of Central and Southeast Arabian Sea to return to the coast before tomorrow.
A massive destruction occurred in the month of August when various parts of Kerala is affected by the heavy floods thus depriving lakhs of people from their homes and hundreds of people from their life.