As Kerala stays beneath excessive alert anticipating heavy rains and winds on account of cyclone Burevi, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday referred to as for a high-level assembly of the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) and different departments.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD), in its newest bulletin, has stated Burevi could make its landfall in Kerala on December four and issued a purple alert and cyclone warning for south Tamilnadu and south Kerala coasts.
The IMD has predicted that Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Idukki and Ernakulam districts would obtain heavy rains and wind from December three to five.
The NDRF group, which had reached Kerala, has inspected the hilly areas and the coastal areas of Thiruvananthapuram.
The Fire and Rescue group has been engaged in reducing and eradicating timber and branches which pose hazard to the general public in case of heavy rains and wind.
“We are fully equipped to deal with any kind of situation,” NDRF sub-inspector KK Ashokan instructed the media.
The administration of the state capital has opened 217 reduction camps and 15,840 individuals have been shifted there from disaster-prone areas.
A deep melancholy over southwest Bay of Bengal has intensified right into a cyclonic storm ”Burevi” which is more likely to hit south Kerala with the weatherman predicting heavy rains and wind within the seven southern districts of the state from December three to five.
Eight groups of the NDRF have already reached the state and Pinarayi Vijayan had on Wednesday knowledgeable that amenities of the Air Force have been organized at Sulur Air Force base in Coimbatore to fulfill any eventuality.