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Met. Dept issues warning of heavy rainfall in isolated places in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala

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The Indian Meteorological Department Thursday warned against heavy rainfall at isolated places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, and Kerala and announced a red alert across three districts of Kerala – Idukki, Palakkad and Thrissur for October 7, PTI reported.

Few other places like South interior Karnataka, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar islands are also expected to experience heavy showers for four days, starting from October 4 till October 8.

Wednesday evening saw rain pouring, leading to many educational institutions in parts of Puducherry to remain closed on Thursday. Many areas of Puducherry were waterlogged due to the incessant showers which also caused traffic jams.

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An emergency meeting of the Revenue and Disaster Management Department was chaired by the district Collector to review the situation.

Two months after unprecedented rains flooded the state, leaving upto 488 dead, the Kerala CM Office also issued instructions to the State Disaster Management Authority and district authorities to be on alert and take necessary precautions.

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