Heavy rains across Kerala as Cyclone Tauktae intensifies

With the deep despair developed over the Lakshadweep within the Arabian Sea intensifying into cyclonic storm Tauktae, Kerala continues to witness heavy rain on Saturday morning. A purple alert, warning extraordinarily heavy rainfall of greater than 20 cm, has been issued within the northern districts of the state together with Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Wayanad and Kasaragod. An orange alert has been sounded in Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Thrissur whereas Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad have been positioned beneath yellow alert.

About 310 individuals from 100 households in Vadakara village of Kozhikode district, residing in low-lying areas and coastal areas had been shifted to security whereas seven individuals from Thoppa in Kasaba village had been shifted to short-term camps. As many as 17 households from Kappalangadi and two households from Vakkadavu and 6 households of Kadalundikkadavu had been additionally shifted to reduction camps and relations’ homes in view of the tough sea skilled right here.

With the continuous downpour, the ocean has turned tough in Kasaragod. Although no untoward incident has been reported but, a number of households close to Cherangai coast had been requested to maneuver to relations’ place after their homes had been inundated. No reduction camps have been opened as of now due to the Covid-19 protocols in place within the state. There’s a worry that reduction camps would possibly lead to extra unfold of the virus.

A number of elements of Kerala have been experiencing heavy rains for the previous few days. The coastal areas are beneath the specter of tough sea. Many households have been displaced and many homes partially or totally broken.

In the meantime, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) has issued an alert for the coastal areas of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra as Cyclone Taukate is anticipated to make a landfall between Could 17 and 18.

Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive has deployed 53 groups to sort out doable after-effects of cyclone Tauktae. Out of the 53 groups, 24 have been pre-deployed or stationed on the bottom whereas the remainder are on standby.

On the similar time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will maintain a gathering with senior officers right now to overview the preparations towards the cyclone.

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