Extensive rains across State in August first week.
Kerala is bracing for prevalent rains in the first week of August with the likely formation of a low pressure location in the north Bay of Bengal by August 4. This is expected to aid the revival of the southwest monsoon.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD), which issued a prolonged variety forecast for the region on Friday, stated an increase in rainfall activity is expected over Kerala from August 3 due to a development in the Bay of Bengal region. In the list below days, the low pressure might heighten over the northwest part of the bay off the Odisha coast, according to the forecast.
Cumulatively, above regular rains is likely over Kerala till August 6 and central and north Kerala are likely to receive above normal rains in the subsequent week, the IMD projection suggested.
Yellow alert has been provided for most of the districts for Saturday and Sunday and for all 14 districts on August 3 and August 4.
With the evolving weather condition circumstance raising the spectre of floods, the State government has actually launched measures for tackling emergency situations.
The IMD and the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) are closely keeping an eye on the advancements, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had actually said on Thursday.
Nevertheless, if rains intensifies, catastrophe management could toss up tougher obstacles this time provided the spike in COVID-19 cases, particularly in coastal locations. Around 3,000 structures have been determined throughout the State, consisting of the coast, for prospective usage as relief camps, according to the KSDMA.
” Schools constitute practically 99% of the structures. Now that the COVID first-line treatment centres (FLTCs) are functional, COVID-19- favorable clients are being moved to these centres. Other evacuees will be shifted to the buildings that have been identified,”‘ KSDMA member secretary Sekhar L. Kuriakose said.
As on Friday, 11 relief camps were functional in four districts.
Ernakulam and Kottayam, which experienced heavy rains on Wednesday, have 4 each, Pathanamthitta has two and Thiruvananthapuram, one.
In all, 349 people have been accommodated in these camps.
4 groups of the National Catastrophe Response Force (NDRF) are currently stationed in the State for handling monsoon-related emergency situations. Kerala has asked for 10 teams in all.