Rain plays havoc : Landslides and flooding reported, holiday in 4 districts

The Met office has announced heavy rains accompanied by strong winds for next two days

KOCHI : As  heavy rains sweeps through the State, the government has declared closure of educational institutions in  districts of Idukki, Alapuzha, Ernakulam and Kollam on Wednesday.

Alapuzha has a 2-day holiday including for school and colleges  professional ones.

Wheras in Ernakulam district, schools and colleges will stay shut on Wednesday while professional colleges are expected to function.

In Idukki only schools will have the rain holiday.

Meanwhile landslides have been reported in Paduka in Kaaniyar panchayat near Katappana.

Malankara dam was opened owing to continued rains.

Tehsildar in Thodupuza issued alert to coastal community to stay away from taking to seas. People have also been advised to avoid travel by night in Idukki and other high range areas.

The Met office has announced heavy rains accompanied by strong winds for next two days.