Thiruvananthapuram sources have stated that Heavy rains continued to batter Kerala on Sunday causing widespread damage, landslip and water logging in various parts with the state government announcing a holiday today in educational institutes. With the south west monsoon rigorous over the state and the Met office predicting more rains including very heavy spells at a few places over the next two days, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said district collectors and other officials have been put on alert and directed to take necessary precautionary steps to meet any eventuality.
Meanwhile in a Facebook post, Mr. Pinarayi also announced all educational institutes in the state, including professional colleges, will remain shut today in view of the heavy rains. Moreover Fire force and disaster management departments have been asked to be on alert. Those staying close to areas prone to landslips and river banks should exercise caution.
As per the observations recorded at 8.30 am by the Met office on Sunday, Mannarkad in Palakkad district received an extremely heavy rainfall of 23 cm followed by Vadakara in Kozhikode district (18 cm) Perinthalmanna in Malappuram district (16 cm) and Piravom (Ernakulam district) 15 cm.
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