'It's imperative that people at large should be aware of the need to conserve water as climate is becoming unpredictable and seasons are becoming harsher.'
The Kerala government has taken elaborate measures to mitigate the dangers posed by the cyclone. Over 2,500 relief camps were set up in all southern districts of the state, likey to face the full brunt from heavy rainfall and high-speed winds.
A red alert has been declared in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts on December 3, according to the IMD. An orange alert has been issued for Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki district
The IMD has predicted that moderate to heavy rainfall is likely in the state for the next seven days. A yellow alert has been issued in seven districts namely Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Wayanad and Kasaragod.
The Kerala Cabinet has decided to exempt houses built on less than five cents of land or with an area of less than 300 square metres from the building rule that made rainwater harvesting mandatory for all houses.