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Heavy rains lash capital; Neyyar, Peppara dams opened

Heavy rains lash capital; Neyyar, Peppara dams opened

Thiruvananthapuram: Parts of Kerala, including the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, received heavy rain on Saturday, prompting authorities to raise the dam shutters.

Four shutters of the Neyyar dam were raised by 1 foot, while one shutter of the Peppara dam was opened Saturday morning.

People living along the banks of rivers have been asked to stay alert.

Heavy rain was reported in the forest regions of Agastyarkoodam, resulting in increased water level in Neyyar.

The IMD has warned that heavy rain was likely in Kollam, Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta districts. Heavy rainfall or thunderstorms are also likely to occur in the coming days as northeast monsoon intensified across the state.

Kerala recorded 30.47 cm rainfall last month. Nationwide, the state tops in the amount of rainfall received along with the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

District-wise, Pathanamthitta topped the list with 62 cm October rains as compared to the usual 36 cm. Ernakulam came second with 40 cm and Kottayam, third (38 cm).

During the four monsoon months starting from June, Kerala received 252 cm rainfall till September 30 this year.

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