Heavy Rainfall continues in the State

Published on: 09 May, 2014
Published under: Kerala Weather News

Rain continues in the state creating a chaos in the state. Heavy rain triggered by the depression in the Arabian sea, lashed northern Kerala on Thursday causing damage to property and death of a person in Malappuram.

The rain in the region was the heaviest of its kind in the State in peak summer and would continue till Saturday, Meteorological department sources said.

Kannur received 87.8 mm rainfall on Thursday till 2.30 p.m. The rain here was heavy in the forenoon, leaving several low-lying areas inundated and affecting several parts of the district, especially in the Kannur town. Several parts of this town, especially the Thavakkara Road, Muneeshwaran Kovil area, and S.N. Park area were flooded for hours. The heavy showers also worsened the condition of roads recently dug for laying the new water distribution pipeline. Low-lying parts of Thalassery were also affected by flooding caused by heavy raining.

Trees were uprooted in some areas disrupting road traffic for some time. At Alavil near here, a tree fell on the road on Wednesday night. It took nearly two hours to remove it.

Control rooms have been opened at Ernakulam (0484 2423513) and Kozhikode (0495 2371002).

Src- http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/heavy-rain-stalls-life-in-north-kerala/article5990653.ece

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