Kerala people taking precautions after forecast of floods.With the forecast of floods in the state of Kerala for the third consecutive year, people have started taking precautions to protect themselves. There has been an unprecedented rush for the purchase of fibre canoes among the residents of flood-prone areas. "Surprisingly, at least 4-5 boats are sold here every day" says Arun, the manager of Samudra Shipyard in Kochi.
The high demand is relative to the bitter experience that people had in the past two years which in turn has made them more vigilant. A 15 feet boat costs Rs.25,000 and weighs around 55 Kgs.