All educational institutes including professional colleges and schools in Kerala will remain closed on Monday in view of the heavy rains, announced Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday.
According to reports one person was killed due to heavy rain lashing the state since Saturday morning. The victim was an 8-year-old girl from Palakkad. She died after falling into a waiter-filled pit near her house.
The Kerala Chief Minister has directed all district collectors and officials to be on high alert and take adequate steps to face any untoward situations during the heavy showers.
The fire force, disaster management department and security forces have beend asked to be on high alert, especially those staying in landslide prone zones and river banks.
The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours. The department has has predicted very heavy rainfall between 12cm and 20 cm in the next 24 hours.
According to MeT some places in the state may receive heavy rainfall between 7 cm and 11 cm in some places in the state till Monday morning.
Coastal administrations have issued warning to the fishermen. The railways have stopped normal train operations in some parts.