CUDDALORE/PUDUCHERRY:Almost all roads and residential areas in the Cuddalore municipality and neighbouring areas were inundated as the heavy rain that started on Tuesday continued till Wednesday night.
Several thousands of people have been rescued from flood-hit areas. On Wednesday, the district administration arranged food for about 30,000 people from the flooded areas.
In the Cuddalore town, all government offices were flooded, and there was one-foot-high water on the road from the post office bus stop to the government hospital.
The situation was worrisome in some villages in the Panruti and Kurinjipadi blocks.
NLC has stopped pumping out water from its mines. There is no power production in the NLC’s Thermal Power Station-I. In total, the NLC is generating just 680 MW when its total capacity is 2,990 MW. Cuddalore received 134.87 mm rainfall with Parangipettai recording 66 mm, Chidambaram 34 mm, Sethiathope 26.30 mm and Panruti 22 mm rain.
Meanwhile, Puducherry received 30.6 cm rainfall from 8.30 am on Tuesday to 8.30 am on Wednesday. Consequent to the release of excess water from the Sathanur and Veedur dams, the Thenpennai and the Sankarabharani are filled to capacity. According to Collector D Manikandan, of the 110 lakes, 103 were full and the water level in the Veedur dam touched 31 ft. The Collector further said that a NDRF team was expected to reach Puducherry and that medical teams were on standby.
Boulders Roll Down onto road
It was a scary scene on the Kalvarayan hills road in Villupuram as boulders started rolling down on to the road late on Tuesday night. Those taking the road had a fright when they saw the roads with rocks strewn here and there. Commuters had a tough time as the rocks were not removed till Wednesday evening.
coimbatore to remain dry
Even as Chennai and its surroundings are bearing the brunt of the incessant downpour, Coimbatore region is expected to receive moderate rainfall at best, said K Raja, Asst Meteorologist, IMD, Coimbatore. Panneer Selvam, head of the Agro Climate Research Center at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, said Coimbatore will receive an estimated rainfall of 28 mm on Thursday.