There has been heavy rain in Tamil Nadu for the last several days. Kerala is now in the grip of an emergency situation. There has been an Orange Alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Kerala. Six districts have been warned of heavy rains today. As well as this alert, five other districts have issued a similar one as well for Sunday.
In the last four days, heavy rains have fallen over parts of coastal Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. The effect of this cyclonic storm was caused by a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal, which intensified into a cyclonic storm.
Several places in Kerala have been warned of heavy to very heavy rain by the Meteorological Department. According to the IMD, Kerala will experience rain and thunder for the next three days (November 16).
If the rain continues in Kerala’s Idukki district, collector Sheeba George said Cheruthani Dam shutters may be opened on Saturday and Sunday.
The Kerala coast is likely to receive rain on Saturday, and a heavy rain warning has been issued for Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, and Ernakulam on November 14.