Relief for Kerala as IMD lifts red alert across state

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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday lifted red alert across Kerala — around 20 hours after the North East Monsoon became vigorous over the state as a result of which a ‘red alert’ was issued in seven districts on Monday.

While red alert was lifted across Kerala, an orange alert was issued only for Idukki.

The weather department also issued yellow alert in Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad.

On Monday, IMD sounded a red alert for four districts for Tuesday.

The red alert is a call to immediately take preventive steps to evacuate people from vulnerable areas to shelter camps and provide others with emergency kits.

For the past few days, torrential rains in north interior Karnataka has wreaked havoc as many rivers, rivulets and small streams are in spate, reminiscent of the floods in August this year.

The affected districts are Dharwad, Belagavi, Kalaburagi, Gadag, Vijayapura, Bagalkote, Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru, where water has gushed into houses and government buildings, including schools and banks in low-lying areas.

Source By Indiatoday

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