It had not been so long, the Kerala state was trapped in the havoc of heavy rainfall and flood in August. The state suffered huge loss and destruction due to flood and landslides. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) once again announced for heavy rains in five districts of the state on September 25 and 26, on Sunday.
The announcement was made on the twitter handle by the Chief Minister’s Office on Sunday. It stated for the declaration of yellow alert in the districts of Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Wayanad on September 25 while Palakkad, Thrissur, Idukki and Wayanad districts will be on yellow alert on September 26.
Kerala state had suffered a major loss of properties as well as human lives in the past days due to heavy rainfall. The intense rainfall sourced landslides and bridge collapse in the area. The worst phase of monsoon was observed by the state at the beginning of August month and lasted till the end of the month which caused heavy devastation, loss of 450 lives and displacement of lakhs of people.
The CMO office shared that “MeT department Centre has predicted heavy rainfall (64.4mm to 124.4mm) in these districts,”
“The State Disaster Management Authority has instructed district authorities to be on alert and directed them to take necessary precautions.”
The current declaration of yellow alert on September 25 and 26 even included some of the districts which were worst-hit during the floods which devastated the state in August.
A yellow alert is the first weather alert issued by the Indian Meteorological Department to inform people about the looming danger in disaster-prone areas and to take precautionary measures. This alert is issued for weather conditions that do not cause any immediate threat to the people residing in the disaster-prone area.
The alert informs people to get prepared and to take measures and leave the area to avoid any kind of loss.