Sources in the Kerala CMO said that district administration and the State Disaster Management Authority has been asked to be on alert and take necessary precautions
New Delhi: Nearly after a month it was hit by devastating rains and floods in the state which resulted in losses to the tune of over Rs 400 billion, Kerala is again on a high alert for heavy rainfall in five districts between September 25 and 26. The MeT department has issued a yellow alert for Idukki and Wayanad districts for both September 25 and 26 and has predicted heavy rainfall between 64.4 mm to 124.4 mm.
In a tweet, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said: "The Met department has predicted heavy rain (64.4mm to 124.4mm) in the districts of Pathanamthitta, Idukki & Wayanad districts for September 25. Moreover, yellow alert has been issued for Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur and Wayanad districts for September 26."
While red alert are issued to warn of heavy rainfall, yellow denotes heavy rainfall at isolated places. An orange alert is issued to indicate 'Alert' (be prepared), while a green alert is for light to moderate rainfalls.
Sources in the Kerala CMO said that district administration and the State Disaster Management Authority has been asked to be on alert and take necessary precautions. According to Skymetweather.com (https://www.skymetweather.com/content/weather-news-and-analysis/good-rains-likely-over-kerala-karnataka-tamil-nadu-rayalaseema/), heavy to light rains are expected in all the southern states.
At present, a joint team from the Centre and World Bank is presently in the state for a post-flood safety audit of 28 dams in the state. Around 483 people died in the recent floods, while 14 went missing and around 140 people were hospitalised. On August 21, around 14,50,707 individuals from 3,91,494 families were in relief camps, according to state official records.
The State has been in an effort to raise funds and rebuild the infrastructure. The Kerala government has sent a detailed memorandum to the Centre, seeking Rs 4,700 crore as compensation for the damages.
CM Vijayan had Malayalees worldwide to contribute liberally to rebuild the flood-hit state and said he hoped Rs 1.5 billion would be raised from them. On Twitter, he had said Keralites willing to rebuild the state, should contribute a month's salary for the benefit of the people. "Only through your cooperation can a new Kerala be built. Crowdfunding measures are inevitable," he said in his twitter account.
(With agency inputs)
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Last Updated Sep 24, 2018, 1:25 PM IST