A red alert issued in six districts of Kerala. Low pressure developed over the Bay of Bengal gained strength. To rain for the next three days. The India Meteorological Department’s regional centre stated.
Several parts of the state been receiving heavy rain. This for the past few days. Dams opened to ease storage. Several rivers are filled to the brim. People living in low-lying areas shifted to relief camps. This is a precautionary measure.
The low pressure area is likely to become more marked during the next 24 hours. Fishermen restricted from venturing into the sea. Landslide-prone areas have also warned.
The state already crossed the 2000 mm rainfall mark during the current south-west monsoon season. In 2018, the state had witnessed a severe flood which claimed more than 500 lives.