Kerala reports heavy rainfall as the beginning of the Monsoon. Due to heavy rains lashes in the state a protection wall collapsed on Punalur- Muvattupuzha road and fell into the Kallada river. Two houses were destroyed at Chinnakanal in Idukki. Manikandanchal in Kuttampuzha was in spate. With this, 60 families residing in the opposite bank were stranded here. The ferry deployed in the river had been set aside for repair works.
The district collector issued a warning in view of the incessant rainfall in hilly regions. Measures were taken to set up relief camps while a control room was opened for 24 hours service. The India Meteorological Department forecasted heavy rain accompanied by lightning and thunder for the next five days in Kerala as westerly winds are likely to intensify over the Arabian sea. A yellow alert has been declared for the districts from Alappuzha to Kasaragod. The district collector urged the fishermen to return from the sea to examine the gusty winds in the coastal regions.