According to sources as rains continue to batter the district, schools and colleges (including professional colleges) in Ernakulam will remain closed on Tuesday and the announcement was made by the Ernakulam district collector on Monday. Meanwhile, seven districts in kerala have been issued a red warning on Monday. A red warning issued by the india Meteorological Department (IMD) urges authorities to “take action”.
Furthermore as per the india Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam Idukki, thrissur and Palakkad are very likely to receive extremely heavy rainfall on Monday, October 21. Apparently an orange warning, which denotes “be alert or be prepared”, was issued to these districts on Sunday which has now been changed to red.
Moreover an official from the kerala state disaster management authority said, "Relief centres are being set up now as the Northeast monsoon showers have just begun from October 20. Perhaps so far, 5 relief centres have been set up in Ernakulam and we are in the process of setting up more in other districts." Moreover among the relief centres, two have been set up in the Kanayannur taluk and one in kochi taluk. As per report several trains were cancelled or partially cancelled due to waterlogging. Rains temporarily affected the polling operations in some booths. Regions in Elamkulam, Poonithura, Edapally North, Edapally South, Cheranalloor, Thrikkakara and various areas of West kochi like Chullickal, Palluruthy and Thoppumpady have been inundated.