Kerala Rain: Yellow Alert Issued in Four Districts Including Alappuzha

Kerala will experience heavy rainfall until Wednesday due to a low-pressure area formed over the southeast Arabian Sea. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for four districts: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, and Ernakulam, on Sunday. According to the IMD forecast, thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds reaching speeds of 30-40 km/h are expected at isolated places in the state.

Yellow Alert Schedule

May 26: Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam

May 27: Alappuzha, Ernakulam

May 28: Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur

May 29: Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki

A yellow alert signifies rainfall ranging from 64.5mm to 115.5mm within 24 hours.

Impact on Normal Life

The continuous downpour has significantly disrupted daily life in Kerala. Houses have been damaged, and waterlogged roads have obstructed traffic flow. Several low-lying areas, particularly in Alappuzha, Ernakulam, and Thiruvananthapuram, have seen homes and shops flooded. Currently, over 230 people have been relocated to relief camps across various districts, and approximately 13 people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents.

In Kollam, a family of four narrowly escaped harm when the tiled roof of their house collapsed under heavy rain in Kaikulangara on Saturday. The family sustained minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. Another house in Kannettumukku was completely destroyed during a heavy downpour early on Saturday morning. The elderly woman living there escaped unharmed after hearing a noise and fleeing to the courtyard.

According to the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA), 15 houses have completely collapsed and 218 have been partially damaged due to the heavy rains as of Friday. Coastal areas like Pozhiyur have been particularly affected, with severe sea incursion damaging roads and homes.

Fishermen Warning

The IMD has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea until further notice. Coastal residents are urged to move to safer locations due to the high risk of sea incursion. Fishermen have been instructed to secure their fishing vessels in harbors, according to a statement from the KSDMA.

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