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Kerala on high alert after warning of depression over Arabian Sea

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Authorities in have been placed on alert and fishermen advised not to venture into the sea after Met reports on the formation of a depression over southeast and adjoining area moving slightly north-westwards, Minister said on Tuesday.

"The has said a depression has been formed about 350 km from Thiruvananthapuram and it could very likely move north-westwards and intensify further into a deep depression. However, the saving grace is it is unlikely that will be hit directly.

"Warnings have been issued that under no circumstances should fishermen venture out into the sea till March 15," told the media here.

He said all district Collectors have been alerted on the issue and elaborate arrangements put in place. Officials have been asked to be ready and, if necessary, coastal relief shelters would be opened at short notice.

told the media that was fully geared to meet any eventuality.

"All police officials are seized of the gravity of the situation and have been asked to be fully prepared to face any crisis, if it happens," said Behra.

Senior IMD said there could be a possibility of strong winds also and said all weather warnings have been send out to all officials concerned.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 19:00 IST