Reports of waterloggling emerged in several areas of Kerala after hevay rainfalls in the state, especially in teh central and south regions on Saturday.
Many rivers were reported to be goin on overflow as IMD sounded a ‘red alert’ and predicted havoc rainfall in five more districts of the state.
“Under the influence of the low-pressure area over the Southeast Arabian Sea, off Kerala coast, Kerala is expected to receive isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls till the morning of October 17. Isolated heavy rainfall is expected on October 18 and a further reduction in rainfall from October 19 morning,” an IMD statement said.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the IMD has warned of widespread heavy rains in the state due to the low-pressure system that has formed over the Arabian Sea.
Meanwhile, Revenue Minister K Rajan held an online meeting of district collectors to take stock of the damage.
The water level is rising steadily in many rivers, including Meenachal and Manimala.