The IMD has issued a red alert for Idukki and Malappuram for Sunday in view of a ‘very heavy rainfall’ warning. Though red alerts were declared for Sunday in Idukki, Palakkad and Thrissur earlier, it was modified on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the KSEB has started releasing water from its dams. It has announced that more dams, including the Cheruthoni dam of the Idukki project, will be opened in view of the IMD warning. One shutter of the Sholayar dam and two sluice gates of the Poringalkuthu dam were opened on Thursday after notifying the Thrissur district administration.