Kerala has been flooded under monsoons (image: twitter)

In view of heavy rains being predicted in Kerala, the Authorities have issued alerts across the state.

According to India Meteorological department’s (IMD) forecast, very to very heavy rains are expected in Kerala.

IMD has further said the sea along the Malabar Coast in Kerala is expected to be stormy as the monsoon in Southern India is gaining ground.

The state disaster management authority has issued red, yellow and orange alerts in various districts of the state, with Red indicating likelihood of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall.

A Red alert has been specifically issued for the districts of Idukki, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kannur, Ernakulum and Thrissur.

Meanwhile, orange and yellow alerts have been issued in all districts, from July 18-20.

Last year, Kerala underwent the worst floods in nearly 100 years, killing hundreds and hampering the day to day life of citizens for nearly a month. Besides, the transportation services were affected, with air services being completely halted.

With the coordinated efforts of the Army, Navy and Air Force, along with NDRF and state authorities, a relief and rescue operation was carried out lasting for about a month.

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