With the deep depression over the southwest Bay of Bengal intensifying into a cyclone (Burevi), preparations are in full swing in the State for tackling weather-related emergencies.
The government machinery has been activated on a war footing in the seven southern districts. In addition to this, eight teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will be positioned in these districts by Wednesday noon.
One team each will be deployed in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, and Ernakulam while Idukki will have two teams, officials of the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) said.