Pathanamthitta : With Yellow Alert issued for districts of Kottayam and Pathanamthitta, authorities announced holiday for educational institutions in several taluks in both. Pre-scheduled university exams shall however be conducted without change.
The district authorities have taken in account likelihood for sporadic heavy downpours, waterlogging and mudslides, for declaring it a holiday. Collector in Kottayam declared holiday for educational institutions in taluks of Kottayam, Changanassery and Vaikom. Also, schools converted into relief camps are put on holiday.
There are three school relief camps in Kottayam taluk and four in Changanassery. Together, there are 44 families comprising 155 persons at these centres.
Camps are set up at Chembakara Government LPS, Nedumani Palli Parish Hall, Vakathanam Thrikoth Government LPS, Ericaud SNDP Hall, Puthupally Anganavadi, MD LP School and Eravenaloor Government LPS. The inmates comprise 61 men, 55 women and 39 children in all.