New Delhi: The United Stated on Friday issued an advisory, asking its citizens not to visit Kerala because of the flash floods in the state.
US issues advisory, asks its citizens not to visit flood-hit Kerala
At least 26 people have died in Kerala due to incessant rainfall and flooding in the past two days.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan described the situation as "very grim".
With water levels rising in various dams and reaching almost their maximum capacity, shutters of at least 22 reservoirs in Kerala have been opened to drain out excess water.
Heavy rains for the past two days and release of water from the Idamalayar dam on Thursday, resulted into flooding in low-lying areas in the northern districts of Kerala.
The flood water also triggered landslides at some places.