IMD withdraws Red Alert for Kerala, Orange Alert sounded for 3 districts

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Aug 18, 2018, 10:03 PM(IST)

Rescue workers evacuate people in Kerala. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Relentless rainfall and devastating floods have affected nearly all (14) districts in Kerala.

The Indian Meteorological Department on Saturday withdrew its previously sounded Red Alert for Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Ernakulam districts in Kerala. 

The weather department's revised alert notification for flood-hit Kerala placing Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Ernakulam districts on Orange Alert for Sunday. A Red Alert was previously sounded for the three districts for Sunday. 

Meanwhile, other districts were warned of a Yellow and Green alert, suggesting likely rainfall at some places. 

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Relentless rainfall and devastating floods have affected nearly all (14) districts in Kerala. As many as 357 people have lost their lives in the destructive deluge so far with more than 3 lakh people displaced and homeless. 

Chief Minister Vijayan, last week, described Kerala's situation as very grave, something that had not happened in the history of Kerala. As many as 33 dams and reservoirs were opened to maintain water level. 

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