The monsoon this year hit Kerala on June 8, seven days later than usual and a day later, Vayu developed from a low-pressure system over the Arabian Sea. Although Vayu brought good rains along the western coastal region, the storm pulled in moisture-rich westerly winds, halting the progress of the monsoon.
Cyclone Vayu and an already-delayed monsoon have resulted in a 44 per cent rainfall deficit, according to the India Meteorological Department.
The Kodagu district administration said,the monsoon will intensify from June 20 in the district, according to weather forecast.
The district administration has also issued a warning to kodagu residents to be ready for heavy rain in the next two weeks and, therefore, to also be cautious.
The Kodagu district administration has, meanwhile, directed the gram panchayats and municipal councils to take necessary measures to evacuate the people in the areas considered vulnerable to natural calamities.
Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy has stated that people in such regions will be provided a monthly rental allowance of Rs 10,000 per family for the next three months.
For any emergencies related to natural calamities, people may call the 24×7 Control Room on the following toll-free numbers: 1077 (08272) or mobile phone: 85500 01077.