Three districts have been issued red alert in Kerala by IMD

On Tuesday a red alert has been declared for three districts as very heavy rains are anticipated in central Kerala as the flood-hit northern regions were gradually stumbling back to normal and the death toll rose to 88.

The red alert has been articulated in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki on Tuesday and Malappuram and Kozhikode on Wednesday, IMD sources stated continuing that about 20 cms of rains are anticipated in these districts.

As per the strengthening of low pressure in the Bay of Bengal, very heavy rains are suspected to truss the different parts of the state, Director of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Thiruvananthapuram, K Santosh stated.

According to the government announcement on, 88 people died since August 8 in Kerala and the toll is expected to go up further as 40 are still missing.

About 2.52 lakh have got shelter in 1,332 relief camps over the state.

In 6 districts-Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Palakkad, Thrissur and Malappuram, Orange alert’ has been circulated on Tuesday.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan travelled the hit districts of Malappuram and Wayanad.

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