KOCHI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Heavy rain accompanied by fierce winds and excessive tidal waves wreaked havoc across Kerala and claimed two lives although Cyclone Tauktae moved northwards from its coast. In Karnataka, solely the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi felt the impression of Tauktae.
All districts obtained very heavy rainfall which inundated many low-mendacity areas, submerged roads, broken homes and uprooted bushes. Power strains had been snapped in a number of areas. According to the income division, 38 homes have been broken.
The two rain-associated deaths had been from Ernakulam and Kozhikode.
Nine districts together with Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod had been on pink alert. Heavy rainfall is to proceed on Sunday. Meanwhile, IMD has withdrawn all pink alerts and solely Ernakulam, Idukki and Malappuram are on orange alert. CM Pinarayi Vijayan stated 71 reduction camps have been arrange for 2,094 individuals.
In Karnataka, heavy rain and gales had been adopted by the tough sea eroding the shore. Many homes in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts had been flooded.
Cyclonic Tauktae is prone to intensify additional into a really extreme cyclonic storm and attain Gujarat coast within the morning of May 18.