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Kerala on Orange Alert; Fishing Prohibited In Kerala and Lakshadweep Coast

Anju M U
Anju M U

Warning issued to Fishermen not to venture into coasts of Kerala and Lakshadweep as Heavy rainfall is likely to lash in Kerala for the next five days. Under the influence of cyclonic circulation formed in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) instructed a five days caution to the fishermen, as chances are there for thick winds and rough sea.

IMD and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have warned people in the coastal areas to be vigilant. The state has been on orange alert from 11th October to 13th October and IMD alerted chances of very heavy rainfall up to 20 cm in several districts of the state.

Farmers Fear Rain Hit Harvest

As a deluge of rain fell to the state in the past few days and the flow of water increased from the eastern side, several areas of Kuttanad in Alleppey have sunken and paddy fields have been inundated.

Floodwaters entered to Alappuzha- Changanassery road, destroyed paddy in fields and they are afraid of causing crop loss. Due to incessant rain, the farmers have to halt preparation for fields for the ‘puncha’ season. 

The rise in the water level of rivers also bothers the farmers as they fear it would hit the harvest.

Districts on Alerts

The orange alert issued to southern districts on Wednesday has lifted, but the rain continues to fall heavily without a change in the atmosphere. There is a flood-like situation in the central parts of Kerala and an orange alert prevails in the Northern districts.

The districts which are advised to be vigilant are Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkadu, and Northern regions such as Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, and Kasargod. 

IMD declared yellow alerts to Kottayam and Idukki, whereas southern parts Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, and Pathanamthitta are in Green alert. Except for the low pressure formed over the Arabian Sea, Kerala is likely to witness Northeast monsoon, called 'Thulavarsham' soon.

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