Weather Alert - India



The Situation:

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued red thunderstorm and heavy rain warnings across Kerala from 15-16 November 2021. Light to moderate rainfall with isolated extreme heavy rainfall is very likely over south Kerala and Tamil Nadu from 15-16 November.


Flooding may inundate some low-lying roads in areas with poor drainage causing transport disruptions throughout the region.


Possible Effects:

  • Heavy rainfall which could lead to flash flooding, mudslides and debris flows

  • Damaging wind gusts

  • Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts

  • Traffic delays

  • Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights

  • Power outages in homes and places of work

  • Closed business ahead of the system’s landfall

Mitigating Measures to Apply:

  • Check with the destination (i.e. accommodations, work sites, etc.) to ensure they are open and operating

  • Monitor local news and weather media for updates

  • Allow extra time for travel to and from the destination and airport

  • Avoid traveling through flooded areas

  • Keep extra bottled water in lodging

  • Keep electronics charged and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip

  • Confirm flight itinerary prior to departure to the airport

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred embassy

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