Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala has been pounded by heavy rain since Saturday night, resulting in severe waterlogging and flooding of streets, roads, and low-lying areas.

Due to the continuous heavy rainfall in various parts of Kerala, all educational institutions in Thiruvananthapuram will remain closed on Monday. The persistent downpour has triggered flood-like situations and landslides in several areas across the capital city.

Local news channels have shared visuals depicting the deluge that has been impacting Thiruvananthapuram district since Saturday night, leading to the inundation of streets, roads, and low-lying regions. Water has entered hundreds of homes, and in certain areas, landslides have also been reported, as shown in the visuals. Additionally, rescuers have been using inflatable boats to evacuate people from their homes to camps in parts of Thiruvananthapuram where the situation is critical.

The Central Water Commission has issued a flood warning for three rivers in Thiruvananthapuram district: Karamana, Neyyar, and Vamanapuram.

V Sivankutty, the state general education minister, visited the flooded areas and noted in a Facebook post that the rain since the previous night has created an unusual situation in Thiruvananthapuram city. Widespread waterlogging has occurred, and the rising seawater is not receding as usual. Necessary government offices have been instructed to remain open.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for four districts—Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, and Alappuzha. Additionally, a yellow alert has been issued for eight districts in the state for the day. The IMD has also predicted isolated heavy rainfall in various parts of the state in the upcoming days.

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