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Orange Warning in 6 Kerala Districts After Heavy Rain, Flooding

Rains are expected to continue over the week and fishermen have been warned to not venture out into the sea  

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Parts of Kerala have been witnessing heavy rains since Tuesday, 28 July.

On Wednesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Thiruvananthapuram issued an orange warning in six districts of the state. According to IMD’s weekly forecast, the southern districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki and Ernakulam will witness isolated heavy showers (64.5 - 115.5mm ) to very heavy rains (115.6 - 204.4 mm) on Wednesday. An orange warning (Be prepared) has also been issued to these six districts.

Parts of the state capital saw heavy showers on Wednesday morning, leading to the Aruvikkara dam shutters being opened to prevent flooding. The shutters were initially opened by about 10 cm and later raised to 30 cm, according to reports.

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Topics:  Kochi   Flood Alert   trivandrum 

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