The Monsoon Downpour Continues In South India; Red Alert Issued In Kerala, Karnataka, And Telangana

by Mallika Khurana
The Monsoon Downpour Continues In South India; Red Alert Issued In Kerala, Karnataka, And Telangana

Amidst the havoc caused by incessant rain in various North Indian states, the cloudburst has now reached the southern states, alerting authorities to issue red alerts for heavy to extremely heavy rain in districts of Karnataka, Telangana, and Kerala. Tragically, the devastating floods have already claimed the lives of two young girls in Mahabubnagar district, Telangana. The overflowing stream swept them away while they were crossing, highlighting the dangers posed by the current of water.

Red Alert Has Been Issued In Kerala, Karnataka, And Telangana

In response to the heavy rain predictions, Telangana has declared a holiday for all schools and colleges today to ensure the safety of students and staff. In an effort to avoid traffic jams and potential hazards, the Hyderabad police have advised IT companies to implement a phase-wise logout of their employees.  The weather department has issued a red alert for Telangana from July 25 to July 27, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall with possible extreme rainfall during this period. 

The forecast also warns of localised flooding due to the heavy rains, prompting authorities to advise citizens to steer clear of waterlogged areas and vulnerable structures. In order to protect the safety of students and staff, Telangana’s education minister, Sabita Indra Reddy, has declared holidays for all state-run educational institutes on July 26 and 27.

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More Rainfall Has Been Predicted In Many Parts Of The Country

Meanwhile, in Karnataka, the weather department has cautioned people living in coastal regions to avoid waterlogged areas and stay away from vulnerable structures that may collapse due to the endless rain. An orange alert has also been issued for Coastal Karnataka on July 26th, expecting heavy to very heavy rainfall ranging from 115.6 to 204.4 mm.  The endless monsoon rains have caused significant damage in Karnataka, resulting in fatalities and house collapses. Water from the Cauvery River has flowed into some low-lying areas in Kodagu district, causing concern among residents.

The weather office in Kerala has issued predictions for rainfall in most places until July 26th. Furthermore, the forecast indicates the likelihood of light to moderate, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Rayalaseema, South Interior Karnataka, Kerala, and Mahe during the 25th to 27th of July. 

As the weather patterns unfold, people in these regions are advised to stay informed about local weather updates.

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