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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- President Nicolas Maduro is deploying missile defenses along Venezuela's border to ward off a potential attack launched under false pretenses, he announced after declaring an "orange alert" over the Colombian threat.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an 'orange alert' for Mumbai and Thane for the day.
An orange alert has been issued for six districts, meaning people where bad weather is expected must be prepared for disruption.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert for eight districts and orange alert for six districts in Kerala on Saturday.
In a situation bulletin, national weather service "Meteo France" warned that at least 20 northern districts of France were placed on "Red Alert," the highest level, with the bulk of FranceUo's other 95 districts put on second-highest "Orange Alert." The bulletin indicated that temperatures in Paris would rise to 42 degrees Celsius, while around 10 other major cities would record 40-degree temperatures, many beating all-time records.
"It's not a problem that's going to go away." Much of France has been issued with an orange alert - the second highest level of warning.
The met office issued a new orange alert on Wednesday to warn that various parts of the island were likely to be affected by heavy thunderstorms which may be accompanied by hail.
For instance, a surge height on orange alert is expected to result in severe damage to coastal infrastructures, significant beach erosion and possible river flooding.
Following on from todays meeting of the National Emergency Coordination Group, the Department is advising schools and parents as follows; Schools and all education centres (universities, IoTs and further education centres) in areas affected by a status orange alert should remain vigilant, and keep themselves appraised of any hourly and other updates from Met ireann, and from their local authorities, local radio, and an Garda Sochna.
Authorities are keeping a close watch on the rising waters in the Idukki dam, where an "orange alert" has been issued as the water level touched 2,395m.
With the water levelin the Idukki reservoir touching 2,395 feet on Monday night, just ninefeet short of the full level, authorities issued an orange alert.The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA)said an orange alert does not mean that shutter operationswould be done anytime now.
A status orange alert affected a number of counties including Galway, Leitrim, and Mayo.