Holiday announced in some parts of the state in educational institutions after heavy rains

A holiday was declared for educational institutions in some parts of the state on Monday as heavy rains continued in Kerala. The District Collectors of Pathanamthitta and Kollam have declared a holiday for educational institutions in certain sections of their respective districts on August 1.

In Ernakulam, in view of the orange alert issued for the district till August 4, all departments have been directed to be on alert and fishermen have been instructed not to venture into the sea, the district control room said.

The control room said that the water level of the rivers flowing through the district is being monitored in view of the heavy rain warning and a meeting of the District Disaster Management Authority is also scheduled during the day.

The Central Meteorological Department on Sunday predicted heavy rain in Kerala till August 4 and orange alert was issued in various districts during the next week.

Ahead of the orange alerts issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for the coming week, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said that those living in the hilly areas should be cautious and take precautions. As soon as the rains come, they should be moved to relief camps. Start

An orange alert has been issued for August 1 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki districts of the state. Orange alert has been issued in eight districts on August 2, August 12, August 3 and August 4 in 12 districts. According to the IMD District Rainfall Forecast issued for Kerala at 1 PM on Sunday.

A red alert indicates heavy to very heavy rainfall of more than 20 cm in 24 hours, while an orange alert means heavy rainfall of 6 cm to 20 cm. A yellow alert means heavy rainfall between 6 to 11 cm.

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