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Torrential rains, overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have resulted in the death of over 150 people in the state.
Heavy rains have been continuing unabated in the southern districts of the state and an orange alert was declared in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts.
A revived southwest monsoon unleashed widespread rain across Idukki on Thursday, killing at least ten persons including two children, flooding low-lying areas and leaving the highlands vulnerable to landslips, debris flow, and flash floods.
Monsoon fury leaves trail of destruction in hilly areas of Kerala's Kozhikode; rescue operations in place
Heavy rains and land slide in the past few few days has wrecked havoc across the district.
Sea water at Kappad beach in Kozhikode suddenly receded by around 100-200 metres, sparking fears of a tsunami on Friday. Express photographer TP Sooraj captured snapshots as a few onlookers curiously watched the exposed parts of the shallow sea bed, instead of running to higher ground for safety.
Cyclone Ockhi, that killed four people in coastal Kerala and five in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari district as of Friday, is moving westnorthwestwards towards Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea today,