Monday, January 17, 2022

Extensive damage in Kerala’s coastal areas after heavy rain

Authorities have given directions to evacuate people in low lying areas

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram |
May 18, 2016 12:14:21 pm
kerala, kerala news, kerala rain, rain in kerala, heavy rain in kerala, kerala monsoon, monsoon news A man watches rough sea causing damage to houses in coastal areas in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

Heavy rains lashed various parts of central and southern districts of Kerala, causing extensive damage in coastal areas.

Rains and rough seas caused damage to hundreds of houses in coastal areas in the state capital, Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts, official sources said.

Authorities have given directions to evacuate people in low lying areas, where reports of houses being damaged have come in. Relief camps have also been opened to shift the affected people in these areas, they said.

Police said water entered many houses in Valiyathura, Adimalathura and Cheriyathura near here and steps were already on to shift the affected people to relief camps.


The meteorological centre said heavy rains, (exceeding seven cm) to very heavy rainfall (exceeding 13 cm) is most likely to occur at one or two places in Kerala till May 19 morning.

The state disaster management authority here said the heavy rains was not due to the likely onset of south west monsoon, but because of the low pressure formed in the Bay of Bengal.

They also alerted District Collectors to take necessary precautionary steps to face any eventualities as the rains are expected to continue for two more days.

Start your day the best way
with the Express Morning Briefing

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by