Kerala Districts are under a heavy rain alert, and relief camps are being set up.

IMD issues red alert for Ernakulam and Idukki districts of Kerala . Yellow alert for southern districts until May 16 .

Thiruvananthapuram: As the IMD issued a red alert for two districts on Saturday and an orange alert for the southern districts in Kerala until May 16, Chief Secretary V P Joy called a high-level meeting of the district collectors and issued instructions to open relief camps if necessary.According to government sources, a control room has already been established in the state to deal with the crises.Upon request, the collection agents were urged to move the people from the flood-prone areas.The meetings also led to the setting up of relief camps.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for Ernakulam and Idukki districts of Kerala on Saturday, indicating extremely heavy rainfall and an orange alert for southern districts until May 16.A yellow warning is a heavy rainfall of up to 11 cm along the Kerala coast, according to the IMD, and fishermen are encouraged to avoid entering the water until May 16 in the state's hilly districts.Since the Southwest monsoon, which is also known as Edavapathy, has rained in the southern part of the state for the past few days, the district officials have issued a yellow alert.