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Tamilnadu likely to receive heavy rainfall in 9 Districts

Tamilnadu likely to receive heavy rainfall in 9 Districts
Tamilnadu likely to receive heavy rainfall in 9 Districts
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According to sources Tamilnadu Revenue and Disaster Management Department Minister RB Udayakumar spoke to the media in Chennai and stated that people have been evacuated from the low lying areas of Salem, Erode, and Namakkal districts following flood alerts issued in parts of the state. Meanwhile as per report heavy rains in Karnataka have resulted in the filling of the Mettur reservoir to its maximum capacity of 120 feet and the influx of water into the dam is at 1.3 lakh cusecs.



Accordingly the minister stated that inter-department zonal disaster management teams have been called to monitor the situation as the water release from Mettur reservoir has reached 1.35 lakh cusecs. Meanwhile an advisory has been issued to villagers living along the Cauvery River to maintain a safe distance and to not go into the river for bathing, fishing or any other tasks.

Tamilnadu likely to receive heavy rainfall in 9 Districts

Presently heavy rains are expected in the districts of Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni, Dindigul and Tirunelveli on Monday and Tuesday, as per the Met Department. Previously in Trichy, PWD officials have begun to release excess water flowing in from the Mettur reservoir into the Kollidam River, rendering it to a total of 71,000 cusecs from 18,000 as of Sunday evening and the state government has also instructed local bodies to erect warning boards on either side of low level bridges and causeways about the flood situation.

Tamilnadu likely to receive heavy rainfall in 9 Districts

Tamilnadu likely to receive heavy rainfall in 9 Districts
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