Depression Over Arabian Sea, High Alert

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Kerala: High alert have been placed in Kerala by authorities. Fishermen advised not to venture into the sea after Met reports on the formation of a depression over southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining area moving slightly north-westwards.

“Warnings have been issued that under no circumstances should fishermen venture out into the sea till March 15,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

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“The India Meteorological Department 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 Kerala will be hit directly.”

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.

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