With the Red Alert issued, all concerned agencies are in a state of full preparedness to tackle any emergencies arising among the people affected by the soaring temperatures.
Saying goodbye to hot and humid conditions, people of north Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, may have to brace up for some stand-and-deliver rains, come April 30.
After a red alert is sounded, all station controllers are required to inspect entire station premises for any suspicious items or activity.
Though Maoist presence was reported before from Aralam, Barnani, Mananthavadi and Pulppally, this is the first time that a gang has appeared in a public place.
The cyclone also triggered heavy rainfall in at least three districts and caused minor damage to power and communication.
The state is in for heavy rainfall over the next few days with a low-pressure area forming in the southeast Arabian Sea on Friday.
Palaniswami advised District Collectors to ensure that fishermen return from sea by Friday (Oct 5) and take measures to see that fishermen do not venture out into the sea from Saturday.
The meteorological department has said the onset of the monsoon is likely on October 8 in view of the favourable conditions.
The IMD has issued a red alert for Idukki and Malappuram for Sunday in view of a ‘very heavy rainfall’ warning.
The state government has passed circulars to the district administration to take necessary precautionary measures to avert mishaps.
The board, which received many brickbats for opening the dam shutters while the rivers were flowing above the danger level, seems better prepared to face the eventuality this time.
The IMD has also issued red alerts for three districts — Idukki, Palakkad and Thrissur — for October 7, due to a heavy rainfall warning.
In one of the most destructive deluge Kerala has seen in a century, over 324 lives have been lost due to excessive rain, landslides and flood. In this moment, Kerala needs all the help it can get.
In view of concerns about the ‘Blue Whale’ challenge, an online game, the Greater Chennai Police have urged parents to monitor the social media activities of their children.