Two women were dead and more than 100 people evacuated after heavy rains battered several parts of Kerala, officials said.
On Wednesday, a 50-year-old woman, Kara, died after a tree fell over her house in Palakkad district’s Attapady. Twenty-four-year-old Alady Muthu fell unconscious and died after her house in Panamaram village in Wayanad was flooded.
More than 100 people in Nilambur in Malappuram district were evacuated from their houses. In the northern districts, many places were in darkness as power supply was interrupted due to broken down electricity lines.
Red alert issued in 3 districts
With predictions of heavy rainfall, Kerala Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday issued ‘Red Alert’ warning for Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts for the next 24 hours.
Trissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod were issued ‘Orange Alerts’ for today. In addition, all schools and colleges in Malappuram and Wayanad districts will remain closed. Meanwhile, ‘Orange Alert’ warnings were issued for Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kasargod districts for Friday.
For Saturday, two districts- Idukki and Kozhikode have been issued ‘Orange Alert’ warnings.
Meteorological Department on Wednesday had predicted ‘fairly widespread’ to ‘widespread rainfall’ with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall in the state of Kerala for the next three days.
‘Red Alert’ warning denotes that an area will receive very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall.
An ‘Orange Alert’ warning denotes heavy to very heavy rainfall in a particular area.