The heavy downpour in Kerala resulted in water levels of various rivers -- like Chalakkudy, Pampa, Manimala and Achankovil -- in various districts rising close to or crossing danger levels.
As per the latest IMD report, Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram and Wayanad are expected to receive heavy rains.
The water level in some rivers in the Pathanamthitta district will remain high because of the prevailing situation in Idukki district where a yellow alert is in force.
Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall the next two days.
The Central government has said that the families of every COVID-19 fatality would be given Rs 50,000 each from the State Disaster Response Fund.
A lockdown will be imposed in 4,155 wards in 296 local bodies with a WIPR higher than 7 per cent.
An orange alert (heavy to very heavy rains) has been issued in Idukki and Wayanad districts for three days (August 28, 29, 30).
Two tremors were recorded at the Peechi Observatory at 1.30 pm and 2.40 pm on Wednesday, informed the Disaster Management Authority.
The southernmost district, Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod in the northern tip, witnessed widespread uprooting of trees, water-logging and disruption of power supply since last night.
The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has urged people living in landslide prone areas and coastal areas to take all precautions.