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.
The IMD has predicted that Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Idukki and Ernakulam districts would receive heavy rains and wind from December 3 to 5. A red alert has been declared in these districts.
Instead of through the southern fringe of Thiruvananthapuram district as expected earlier, the cyclonic storm is now predicted to enter Kerala slightly north along the Thiruvananthapuram-Kollam boundary.
Though the storm would be moving only through the southernmost tip of Thiruvananthapuram district, it is expected to trigger rainfall at most places in South Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha).
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