Kerala Rain | Red Alert in 7 districts; flooding, landslips reported; night travel ban in Idukki


Thiruvananthapuram: Monsoon has belatedly intensified in Kerala after a sluggish early phase. The State is likely to witness ‘heavy to very heavy rains’ for four days from today until Thursday, predicts the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The intensity may reduce thereafter.

There could be flash floods of less intensity in certain regions as continuous heavy rains along with lightning and thunder activity are expected, the IMD warned. The Southern and Central districts of Kerala are more likely to receive heavy rains on Monday.

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    Night travel ban in Idukki

    The Idukki Collector has enforced a ban on travel during the night in the district. All travel is banned from 8 am to 6 am. Ban also enforced for mining activities, fishing, off-road trekking, adventure tourism, and boating. The decision was taken in view of the Red Alert sounded in Idukki district. The ban will remain till August 4.

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    60-year-old man swept away in Pampa river at Athikkayam village in Pathanamthitta district.

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    Red alert in 7 districts

    The IMD has declared red alert in Thriuvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki distructs. Orange alert sounded in Thrissur and Malappuram. Yellow alert in remaining five.

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    Jews Street in Kochi flooded following incessant rains on August 1, 2022. Photo: Josekutty Panackal/Manorama

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    Well gives way in Thatta, Adoor or Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district after heavy rains. Photo: Manorama

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    Four shutters of Neyyar dam raised by 15 cm each. Four shutters of Peppara dam also raised. Aruvikkara dam shutters raised by 190 cm

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    Revenue Minister’s Office begins control cell (Ph No: 8078548538)

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    Ernakulam, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts to experience isolated rainfall in the next 3 hours: IMD

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From Tuesday, the intensity of rains may increase, thereby increasing the possibility of flooding and landslips. Forest regions are more likely to witness landslides.

The cyclonic storm that prevails over the central southern sea in the Bay of Bengal is causing the rainfall. This may turn into a low pressure through.

The wind directions in the Indian Ocean are also favorable for the rains. Heavy winds and turbulence in the sea are also expected.

Save alerts in 7 districts

The IMD has declared red alert in Thriuvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki districts on Monday. An orange alert was sounded in Thrissur and Malappuram and a yellow alert in remaining five.

Although ban on trawling in the sea has ended, the State Disaster Management Authority has advised the fisher folks not to venture into the sea for the next four days.

A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 to 11 cm.

In view of the Orange alerts issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for the coming week, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said those in hilly areas should be cautious and as a precautionary measure they should be shifted to relief camps as soon as rains Start.

Three were killed as a car lost control and fell into a stream at Vennikulam, Thiruvalla. Photo: Manorama


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Three were killed as a car lost control and fell into a stream at Vennikulam, Thiruvalla on Monday. The car overturned at Eraviperoor-Vennikulam road.

One person died and another got injured, both hailing from Tamil Nadu, after being swept away in a flash flood at Kumbhavurutty Falls — a popular tourist attraction in this southern Kerala district — due to the heavy rainfall in the surrounding forest area.

A senior forest official of the area said that as soon as they noticed the rainfall and change in water level they asked everyone to move out of the waterfalls but five people could not quickly move away to safety.

However, forest officials managed to rescue three of them, while two got swept away with one of them hitting his head on the rocks at the bottom of the falls, the official said.

The two who got swept away had suffered injuries and were rescued, but one of them died later in the hospital, he said.

Water flows at Seethathodu in Pathanamthitta. Photo: Manorama


The forest official said that as a result of the incident, the waterfalls have been closed down till some security measures.

Meanwhile, the rains in parts of Kottayam district flooded eight houses in Kanjirappally taluk and also caused a landslide in Munnilav village in Meenachil taluk, the district officials said.

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When floodwater breached the Moonilavu ​​Town in Kottayam district on Sunday.


The water level of Meenachil river at Cherippad station also crossed the warning level due to heavy rainfall in the region since afternoon, officials said.

Night travel ban in Idukki

The Idukki Collector has enforced a ban on travel during the night in the district. All travel is banned from 8 am to 6 am.

In addition to this, a ban has also been enforced for mining activities, fishing, off-road trekking, adventure tourism, and boating.

The decision was taken in view of the Red Alert sounded in Idukki district. The ban will remain til August 4.

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