Kerala rain havoc: CM Pinarayi Vijayan issues instructions, NDRF to arrive in state

The police and fire and rescue services have been ordered to remain alert.

Published: 14th June 2018 01:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2018 01:46 PM   |  A+A-

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday instructed the Chief Secretary and district collectors to take urgent measures to tackle monsoon-related havoc.

A 48-member NDRF team will soon reach Kozhikode, one of the worst-affected districts, he said. A second team will arrive in the state as a reserve force to handle contingencies. The police and fire and rescue services have been ordered to remain alert. The Transport and Labour ministers are monitoring the situation in Kozhikode district, the Chief Minister said.

Meanwhile, the IMD has warned fishermen not to venture into the sea.

''Sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough along and off Kerala, Karnataka coasts and over Lakshadweep area. Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off Karnataka, Kerala coasts and over Lakshadweep area,'' IMD said in an advisory.

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