Latest Kerala Local News: Kerala rain: Yellow alert in 9, leave for schools in 4 dis
Thiruvananthapuram: Rain continued to hit parts of Kerala on Tuesday. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that heavy rains (7-11cm in 24 hours) will most likely occur in isolated places until Thursday.
A yellow alert was issued on Tuesday in nine districts including Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod.
The National Center for Oceanographic Studies (INCOIS) has informed that there is a possibility of high waves of 2.8 to 3.3 meters along the Kerala coast (Vizhinjam to Kasaragod) until 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the seas from the Kerala-Karnataka coast and Lakshadweep region until July 28.
Holidays in 4 neighborhoods
A public holiday was declared on Tuesday for educational institutions in four districts due to heavy rains.
The festival is for Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur and Malappuram districts.
District collectors said in separate statements that vocational colleges and schools under the ICSE/CBSE will also be closed on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, school holidays have been declared in Vellarikundu and Hosdurg taluks in Kasaragod district. The colleges of the two taluks will not have the holidays.
However, the PSC exams that were already scheduled will take place.
The heads of educational institutions were asked to make up for lost hours due to holidays later.
Students were advised to stay away from waterlogged areas.
Ban on mining in Wayanad
As weather forecasts predicted heavy rains in the coming days, Wayanad District Collector Dr. Renu Raj, who is also the Chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority, on Monday issued orders prohibiting mining activities and construction site operations that use earth-moving machinery in the district with immediate effect.
The order will be in effect until further notice in this regard, according to a press release. There will be no ban on cleaning streams, rivers and drainages to facilitate the smooth functioning of water to ensure the safety of people residing along the banks, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, the highways department banned heavy vehicle traffic on the Mananthavady-Kaithakkal road as the road protection wall was damaged when the land collapsed due to heavy rains. Heavy vehicles should deviate by the 4th mile, said a statement from the Assistant Highways Engineer.
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