A month after devastating floods, Yellow alert issued in five Kerala districts ahead of heavy rainfall

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The meteorological department of Kerala has issued a yellow alert in lieu of heavy rainfall that will likely occur in five districts between September 25-26, a month after the unprecedented rains flooded the state, leaving upto 488 dead.

Yellow alert is issued for heavy rainfall at isolated places.

The office of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the MeT department has issued a yellow alert for Idukki and Wayanad districts for both September 25 and 26 and has predicted heavy rainfall between 64.4mm to 124.4mm.

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“Yellow alert has been issued for Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Wayanad districts for September 25. In addition, a yellow alert has been issued for Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur and Wayanad districts for September 26,” Kerala CMO said via twitter.

The Kerala CMO has also issued instructions to the State Disaster Management Authority and district authorities to be on alert and take necessary precautions. Idduki had been recorded to have the highest number of deaths caused by the floods.

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The government of India and the World Bank have sent a joint team to the state to conduct safety audits of all 28 dams. The state government has sent a memorandum to the government of India, seeking Rs 4,700 crore as compensation for the damages.

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