The unexpected severe rains had submerged over 118 residential colonies and the waters flooded the houses in multiple areas in Thoothukudi corporation.
In Chennai, the sky condition is likely to be partly cloudy. Maximum and minimum temperature will be around 30 degrees Celsius and 23 degree Celsius respectively.
As per the final estimates, a total of 3,26,819 acres cultivated by 1.18 lakh farmers has been insured. Around 2.9 lakh acres were insured last year.
Vimala, deputy director of Horticulture Department said fungal disease was spotted in Thuraiyur and Uppuliyapuram following the recent rains.
The constant downpours, flow of water downstream and obstructions in draining have contributed to the inundation.
At Chennur in Gudur mandal, a truck overturned due to damaged roads. Luckily, the driver escaped with minor injuries.
Rainfall began to shower with a drizzling initially across the district since Friday evening and continued to shower moderately until 8 am on Saturday.
Official sources said between 8 am on Thursday and 8:30 am on Friday, the Cuddalore district had received an average rainfall of 177.42 mm.
According to the forecast issued by the India Meteorological Department at 8.30 am, the cyclonic storm Burevi would emerge into the Gulf of Mannar in the next three hours.
Taking in to consideration the Meteorological Report of weakening of Cyclone Burevi into Deep Depression & further into Well Marked Low Pressure Area, airport airfield has been opened.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy rainfall is very likely over south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala on December 2
Under the influence of the system, light to moderate rainfall or thundershower is likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal till December 3.
Under its influence, various parts in southern states were likely to receive rainfall starting December 1, the IMD said in a series of tweets.
With the Koundinya river in spate and poor lighting, they decided to carry out the rescue mission on Saturday morning.
The low pressure area will form by November 29 and would concentrate into a depression in the next 24 hours.