“People residing near the banks of the river have been asked to move to safer locations,” they said.
Since 2 pm on Sunday, 1000 cubic feet surplus water per second was being released from the Poondi reservoir.
Around 5 lakh cusecs of flood water was discharged from Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowleswaram on Wednesday.
Vehicular communication to many areas in the district has also been affected with water overtopping the roads.
District admin instructs people residing at Ranigari Thota, Geeta Nagar, Balaji Nagar, and other areas to relocate
Authorities evacuate people from river floodplains, boats pressed into action
After the Vaigai Dam’s capacity reached 68.50 cubic feet on Saturday, a second flood alert was issued by the district administration for the second time.
A flood alert has been sounded to residents in the district living along the Amaravathi river following incessant rainfall in its catchments areas.
The Coimbatore district administration issued the alert following the release of water from the Pillur dam.
The earlier than usual arrival can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which is likely to concentrate into a low pressure area over the bay around Friday.
Residents are putting out videos of waterlogging in several areas, while the meteorological department warns of more severe rainfall for the next three days.