Kerala continued to receive heavy rains on Monday with the meteorological department sounding orange alert for 10 districts.
The orange alert has been sounded for Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad , Kannur and Kasargod. With the state also getting heavy rainfall in catchment areas, the shutters of several dams have been opened resulting in water level rising in some rivers including Periyar.
Authorities have sounded alert in Idukki district which is prone to landslides, in the wake of heavy rains.
A yellow alert has been sounded in Alappuzha , Pathanamthitta , and Kollam districts. The met department forecast says rains will continue till Tuesday. A low pressure had formed over the northeast Bay of Bengal and the neighboring places on Sunday. This had led to widespread rainfall in many districts of Kerala over the last 24…