It is advised to avoid travel to hilly areas or beach destinations until the rains subside.
Van Aalst, who is the director of International Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre based in The Hague said Kerala can stop weather hazards from becoming disasters with better planning and preparedness.
Since late April, the Kochuthara colony has been flooded several times intermittently. Every time, a flood occurs, the area remains submerged for days. In many other villages of Kuttanad, the story sounds similar.