ERODE/NAMAKKAL/THENI/DINDIGUL/TIRUCHY: Several districts across the State faced the fury of Northeast Monsoon on Thursday with many parts getting inundated, roads being flooded, excess water flowing into fields and so on.
In Erode town, rain water intruded into nearly 1000 houses in many low lying areas following the heavy downpour throughout on Wednesday night. However, no loss of life of injury was reported from any pocket.
In Mulapalayam area, the drainage canal broke down affecting around 20 houses. Fire servicemen rushed to the spot and rescued several residents during a midnight operation.
Similarly, over 50 houses were marooned at Nadarmedu and Kollampalayam. At Marapalam and Sengodampallam, floods triggered by the rain submerged two bridges bringing traffic to a halt.
In the neighbouring Namakkal, several places located in western parts of the district were pounded by rains overnight resulting in overflowing and breaching of tanks
The district recorded a combined rainfall of 277.7 mm on Wednesday night, officials said.
On Thursday, the residents woke up to see the shocking scene of flood waters clogging their streets. Rain water inundated as many as 11 places and entered into the houses of more than 500 in these areas.
Local residents had to be ferried on coracles, sources said and added that tanks either overflowed or breached at five places in the western parts of the district leading to flooding of roads and pathways throwing traffic out of gear.
In the Southern belt, Theni and Dindigul districts were pounded by continuous and heavy rains on Wednesday night. Though residents were affected badly, the showers came as a boon to farmers who were getting ready for the second crop.
Trees were uprooted in some places and sheets of water were stagnating on several roads, market complexes and bus stands in the district.
Meanwhile in Tiruchy, the rains, which started as a drizzle around 6 pm on Wednesday turned to a heavy downpour by midnight and continued till Thursday morning.
The city alone recorded 36 mm and most of the houses in 41st ward of Corporation became water-logged. Manapparai received maximum rainfall of 49.6 mm, 28 mm in Musiri, 25 mm in Airport and 12.50 in Lalgudi.
Adding to the difficulties, works like expansion of roads and breach in the drainage canals paved the way for rainwater to enter residential areas in K K nagar causing great hardhip to residents who chose to stay indoors on Thursday.
Areas like Anbu nagar, Krishnamoorthy nagar, Bharathi nagar, Thondaman colony, Ganesan nagar, Rajarajan nagar, Simco colony and Sakthi nagar were much affected.
Normal life remained affected on Thursday morning too as rainwater continued to engulf more households in Senthanneerpuram, Ariyamangalam, Beema Nagar and Chinthamani.