Red alert was declared in three districts of Kerala and Orange alert in 8 by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday as heavy rains continued to pound various parts of the state.
Red alert was declared in the districts of Kottayam, Idukki and Ernakulam for the day and orange alert in the remaining districts barring Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kasargod, according to an IMD district rainfall forecast issued for Kerala at 10 AM.
National Public Broadcaster AIR reported that educational institutions in 12 districts barring Kannur and Kasaragod will remain shut today as heavy rains continue to lash the State.
State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has urged the people to keep high vigil and strictly follow the instructions of the Government machinery.
Authorities have shifted nearly 2300 people to relief camps. Around 100 relief camps have been opened till now.