KOCHI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Heavy rain accompanied by fierce winds and excessive tidal waves wreaked havoc throughout Kerala and claimed two lives regardless that Cyclone Tauktae moved northwards from its coast. In Karnataka, solely the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi felt the influence of Tauktae.
All districts obtained very heavy rainfall which inundated many low-lying areas, submerged roads, broken homes and uprooted timber. Energy traces have been snapped in a number of areas. In line with the income division, 38 homes have been broken.
The 2 rain-related deaths have been from Ernakulam and Kozhikode.
9 districts together with Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod have been on crimson alert. Heavy rainfall is to proceed on Sunday. In the meantime, IMD has withdrawn all crimson alerts and solely Ernakulam, Idukki and Malappuram are on orange alert. CM Pinarayi Vijayan mentioned 71 reduction camps have been arrange for two,094 folks.
In Karnataka, heavy rain and gales have been adopted by the tough sea eroding the shore. Many homes in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts have been flooded.
Cyclonic Tauktae is more likely to intensify additional into a really extreme cyclonic storm and attain Gujarat coast within the morning of Might 18.