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India Monsoon News Highlights: IMD declares red-alert in 8 districts of Kerala; Heavy rain alert issued for Odisha

India Monsoon, Rain News Highlights, India Weather Today, August 5, 2022: IMD issued a red alert for the day in the districts of Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Kannur.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 7, 2022 8:01:26 am
Man cycles through a waterlogged road amid heavy rainfall in Kerala. (Express Photo by Sanjay Mohan)

India Monsoon News Highlights (August 5): The IMD declared a red-alert in 8 districts of Kerala on Thursday as rain continued to lash various parts of the state. IMD issued a red alert for the day in the districts of Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Kannur and Orange alert in remaining districts except for Thiruvananthapuram where a Yellow alert is in place.

The Met department also warned of heavy rains in Odisha over the next several days due to the possible formation of a low pressure area. Torrential rains continued to batter several parts of Karnataka on Thursday. Five teams of NDRF and four teams of State Disaster Response Force have been deployed across the state to take up rescue and relief works. Meanwhile several parts of Delhi witnessed rains on Thursday and the weather office has predicted more rains for next two days.

In Karnataka, as many as 11 people, including children, have been killed in several rain-related accidents across Karnataka in a month even as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for the districts of the coastal region of the state forecasting ‘heavy to very heavy rain’ till August 5.

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