Videos show Kerala Rain Nightmare, red alert in 5 districts

Videos show Kerala Rain Nightmare, red alert in 5 districts


Kerala Rain Nightmare: A video showed a submerged bus.


Heavy rains hit various parts of Kerala today as five districts were placed on red alert and seven districts on orange alert. A recording showing a bus stuck in a flooded street, with passengers struggling to get out, turned out to be one of the most defining videos of the horror of rain in the southern state.

Footage from rural Kottayam, one of five districts where the “heavy to extremely heavy” rain alert was issued, shows locals pushing a car while they could barely move in knee-deep water.

Another clip shows some men standing in a row, apparently trying to haul out a vehicle with a rope in the middle of a heavy downpour.

Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur are the districts that have been put on red alert. In seven districts of the state – Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad – the meteorological office has issued an “orange alert”, which means “heavy to very heavy rain.” Two districts have been placed on yellow alert.

The Chief Minister’s office has sent out a cautionary note, urging people to be very careful and avoid venturing on trips to the mountains or near rivers.

“Under the influence of the low pressure area over the southeastern Arabian Sea off the coast of Kerala, the state is expected to receive isolated heavy to very heavy rains with isolated extremely strong drops until the morning of October 17 (Sunday) Isolated heavy rains are expected on the 18th (Monday) and a further reduction in rainfall since the morning of the 19th (Tuesday), “the meteorological office said in a statement.

Warning the fishermen, he further said: “Rough weather is likely to prevail over the Kerala coast with a wind speed of 40 to 50 km / hr with gusts of 60 km / h. Fishermen are advised not to venture out. in these marine areas “today and tomorrow.




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