Nature’s anger on the coconut state Kerala doesn’t tend to end. The state which had observed the worst south-west monsoon in August, had now to face more rains with a low-pressure area likely to form over the Southeast Arabian Sea.
The state government alerted the state to get prepared for it. The State government ordered to unshutter the dams Thrissur and Palakkad districts on Thursday evening to drain out excess water.
The sea condition is announced to be violent from Saturday and government had warned fishermen not to venture into the deep sea.
Tamil Nadu even alerted the state and initiated measures after an IMD forecast that the state may face excess rainfall in most places and extremely heavy rainfall on October 7.
In response to the forecast, the state government announced a red alert in Idukki and Malappuram districts with heavy rains expected on Sunday.
The bulletin informed that a cyclonic circulation over the southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep and Maldives areas extended “up to a middle tropospheric level in the morning of Thursday and under its influence, a low-pressure area is very likely to form over the southeast Arabian Sea by October 6.”
“It is very likely to concentrate into a depression and move northwestwards during subsequent 36 hours and intensify further into a cyclonic storm and move towards Oman coast,” it further added.
The Disaster Management Authority called a quick meeting on Thursday to get prepared and asked its officials to monitor the water levels in dams considering the forecast.
The Kerala state had observed huge loss of lives as well as properties in the southwest monsoon in August. The monsoon was referred as the worst one in last 100 years which took 493 lives and swamped several districts.