New Delhi, Oct 3: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that the India Meteorological Department has issued a warning about a low-pressure area in the Arabian sea close to Sri Lankan coast which may turn into a cyclone.
“IMD has issued a warning about a low-pressure area in the Arabian sea close to Sri Lankan coast. This is likely to develop into a cyclonic storm and a warning has been issued on the same. The predicted trajectory will be along the coast of Lakshadweep”, he told media persons.
“Fishermen have been advised to reach safer coast by 5 Oct. Warning has been issued. A red alert has been declared in 3 districts- Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad for 7 October. Disaster Management Authority has met to assess the situation”.
The Chief Minister also informed that the state government has sought support from central agencies and asked for 5 companies of National Disaster Response Force(NDRF).
“District administration has been directed to take necessary action to handle the crisis”, he added.
Meanwhile, the Tourists have been also advised not to travel to hilly regions, especially to Munnar to see the Neelakurinji.
Last month, the South Indian State had witnessed a disastrous flood and rains which claimed more than 450 lives.