Heavy Rain asserted four additional lives on Friday mounting the death toll to 13 since the day preceding. Foreseeing more rains crosswise over Kerala, the India Meteorological Department Friday sounded a red alert in four district — Kozhikode, Wayanad, Idukki, and Malappuram — and cautioned of “unnecessarily substantial” downpours at segregated places in these zones. An orange alert has been issued in five districts.
Till Friday morning, a total of 330 relief camps have been opened housing around 22,500 people. Incessant rains over the last two days have affected train services across the state. Kochi Airport Friday suspended its operations till 3 pm on Sunday. On Thursday, flight operations were stalled for four hours till midnight as a precautionary measure in view of heavy rains.