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Cyclone Burevi: 17 houses damaged due to rainfall in Virudhunagar

Heavy rains damaged 17 houses at Kariapatti, Tiruchuli, Srivilliputhur, and Virudhunagar on Thursday evening.

Published: 04th December 2020 04:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2020 04:24 AM   |  A+A-

Ahead of the landfall cyclone Burevi is expected to make today, heavy wind and rough waves lashing the Rameswaram coast on Wednesday | ponmalar

By Express News Service

VIRUDHUNAGAR: Heavy rains damaged 17 houses at Kariapatti, Tiruchuli, Srivilliputhur, and Virudhunagar on Thursday evening. Responding quickly, the officials shifted all the residents to the nearest relief centres.

District Monitoring Officer S Madhumathi said, “Nine low-lying areas were identified and 15 centres were set up to relocate people from flood-prone zones. This apart, 10 teams of officials are monitoring the situation, and 10 disaster relief teams are on alert.

As many as 911 people — 56 fire and rescue services personnel, 545 swimmers, 209 people — would remain available to remove fallen trees and debris (if any).” 



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