Meanwhile, Modi on Thursday called up Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and discussed the impact of heavy rains caused by cyclonic storm Michaung and the ongoing relief and restoration works.
The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) has launched a rescue operation to trace the missing persons - Gemmala Lakshmi (52), Miriyala Kamala (40), and Gemmala Kumar (25).
Odisha government cancels leaves of Agri dept field staff of 5 districts for possible cyclonic storm
All staff of the department in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam districts will remain on duty on December 3 (Sunday).
After Wednesday’s downpour in northern TN, Avadi in Tiruvallur recorded the highest rainfall in the state with 19 cm in the 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Thursday.
“The uprooting of the deodar trees from vertical slopes during heavy precipitation has also resulted in the failure of the slopes supporting thick soil cover or debris cover leading to debris flow.
The rains, from a tropical depression, are expected to continue across portions of the country for the next 24 hours, the US embassy said in a weather alert.
Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at a few places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Mayurbhanj and Jajpur districts on Friday.
Heavy rains lash TN, holiday for schools in many districts; low-pressure area may form over Southeast Bay of Bengal
The incessant rain that battered the districts, forced the authorities to declare a holiday for schools in Ariyalur, Thanjavur, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai, Nagai, Tiruvarur and Cuddalore districts.
The heavy rains in Somalia follow four consecutive years of drought that pushed the country to the brink of famine.
Meanwhile, the landslide that was triggered in the Dalam area damaged at least 4 houses partially. Many electric poles also collapsed due to which the power connection has not yet been restored.
An auto-rickshaw driver noticed this and informed police and firefighters. They went to the spot but could not find him. On Sunday morning, his body was found in the river near the Cauvery bridge.
In the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 AM on Thursday, the Ramanadhi dam section in Tenkasi received the highest rainfall of 9 cm.
Jajpur collector Chakravarti Singh Rathore said the district administration has taken adequate precautionary measures and kept all its field-level functionaries at strategic locations prone to flood.
In Thiruvananthapuram district, the heavy rains in the last few days partially damaged 23 houses and destroyed crops worth Rs 43.57 lakh.
Parts of Jharkhand have been receiving incessant rains since Saturday evening with several spells of heavy rains, which damaged several culverts, and diversions and also claimed several lives.
Power disruptions were recorded across Virajpet, with trees being uprooted and electric poles damaged in the heavy rainfall.
The HC remarked there is little doubt the drains had been cleaned thoroughly, which spared the city from flooding last monsoon.
The waterlogging following heavy downpour has raised questions about the success of ‘Operation Breakthrough’ and the drain cleaning drive of the civic body.
The IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in isolated areas in Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur on Sunday.
The IMD further predicted that light to moderate rain or thundershowers is highly likely at many places across Telangana, with isolated districts experiencing thunderstorms accompanied by lightning.