The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert (extremely heavy rainfall) in five districts on Monday. They are Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur.
An orange alert has been issued in Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Malappuram, Wayanad, and Kasaragod districts on Monday.
Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad districts are under yellow alert.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel will reach Kerala on Monday. According to reports, five teams of 100 people each will be deployed from Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu. The NDRF teams will camp in the districts where the IMD has sounded a red alert.
The state government has opened control rooms as part of the measures to manage rain fury. Those who need to seek help from the control room are requested to dial 1077.
At the same time, trips to hilly regions are officially banned in the state. The government took the decision as proposed by the Kerala Disaster Management Authority.
Meanwhile, the shutters of the Aruvikkara Dam have been raised due to the increase in water level.
Chief Secretary V P Joy called a high-level meeting of the district collectors and issued directions to open relief camps if necessary.
In the meeting, he directed the district collectors to set up an alarm system to alert the people in case of any emergency.