Heavy rains lashed southern Kerala and several areas are now facing the threat of flood, as the South West monsoon intensified in the state.
The Kollam District Collector has declared a holiday on Thursday for all educational institutions except professional colleges in the district following the rains.
Wide-spread loss of property has been reported in several regions of southern part of the state.
The Met office has informed that heavy rains will continue to lash the State till Sunday. There are chances of winds with a speed reaching up to 60 km occurring in the state.