Dubai, August 10: In the light of heavy rains causing damaging floods in many areas, the UAE has issued a travel advisory to its citizens who are either in Kerala or intend to visit the state to exercise extreme caution.
Torrential rains continued to lash most parts of Kerala on Friday with the toll in the last three days rising to 43 in monsoon-related incidents, including two massive landslides, and over a lakh people being shifted to relief camps. According to the UAE's official news agency, Wam, the advisory has urged the citizens to follow instructions issued by the Indian authorities in connection with the natural calamity. The Consulate has asked its nationals to contact its dedicated phone number in case of any emergency.
The heavy rains have also disrupted Eid holiday plans of thousands of Indian expatriates from Kerala due to closure of the Cochin International Airport till Sunday after floodwaters submerged parts of the runway.