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Heavy rain lashes Kerala, pink alert declared in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur | Kochi Information

PATHANAMTHITTA/IDUKKI: A pink alert has been issued for Ernakulam, Idukki and Thrissur districts of Kerala by the India Meteorological Division (IMD). The central Kerala districts have been receiving heavy rain since Saturday evening.
The heavy rains led to water degree in numerous dams within the state rising to the pink alert mark, prompting the federal government to open one of many shutters of Cheruthoni dam of Idukki reservoir within the afternoon.
Kerala water sources minister Roshy Augustine, in a Fb put up, stated that in view of heavy rains in southern elements of the state, it has been determined to boost the shutters of the dam by 40 centimetre at 2pm to manage the rising water degree there.
The water degree of the Idukki reservoir at 10am was at 2398.80 ft, near the pink alert mark of 2399.03 ft.
The water degree in numerous locations alongside the Periyar was seen to be rising throughout the heavy rains within the morning, in accordance with the state authorities.
The heavy rains inundated roads in a number of elements of southern Kerala, which additionally noticed landslides in some elements.
Including to this, the Tamil Nadu authorities on Sunday morning introduced that the water degree within the Mullaperiyar dam reached 140 ft, indicating the chance of its shutters being additionally opened if the water continues to boost.
Consequently, individuals dwelling on each side of the Periyar needs to be further vigilant because the shutters of the dam might be opened within the subsequent 24 hours if water degree rises additional and there was a chance that extra water would overflow, the Idukki district administration stated earlier within the day.
The district administration of Pathanamthitta, which too acquired heavy rainfall, has suggested excessive warning, particularly by these dwelling near river banks or landslide susceptible areas.
It suggested individuals to maneuver away from landslide and flood susceptible areas to reduction camps.
Visuals on information channels confirmed submerged roads in numerous elements of Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts, the place an orange alert has been declared.
Incessant rains prompted minor landslips and disruption of prepare providers in some elements of Kerala on Saturday, prompting authorities to sound excessive warning in hilly areas, river sides and vacationer centres.
The IMD on Saturday had predicted extraordinarily heavy rains in Thiruvananthapuram, whereas very heavy rainfall was forecast for Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Idukki districts.
Thunderstorms coupled with lightning are additionally very prone to happen at one or two locations within the state until November 16, in accordance with the IMD.
With inputs from PTI

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