Heavy rains pound India's Southern Kerala State, disrupt road communications

Heavy rains pound India's Southern Kerala State, disrupt road communications
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  • calendar-gray 21 October 2019

Heavy rains lashed several parts of India’s southern state of Kerala, with the highest rainfall in the port city of Kochi recorded at 80 mm, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Several areas including roads in the Indian city of Kochi were flooded, badly affecting the movement of traffic. The state government has closed schools in the state following an “Orange Alert” sounded by the federal Meteorological Department for Monday and Tuesday.

​“The Northeast Monsoon will trigger vigorous rain in Kerala for the next two days. Thus due precautions must be taken by the local administration as the situation could turn grim in some parts,” predicted meteorologists at the private weather agency Skymet.

According to reports, rains have also affected by-elections in the Ernakulam Assembly constituency, which votes on Monday.

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