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Heavy rain pounds southern Tamil Nadu

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On Sunday, heavy rains attributable to a cyclonic circulation battered southern Tamil Nadu, inundating quite a few districts together with Kanyakumari.

As a result of the Thamirabarani River is in flood, Chief Minister MK Stalin instructed that extra water be launched into the Kannadian canal, thereby ending a dry run beneath a river-linking challenge in southern Tamil Nadu. Stalin dispatched Ministers to rain-stricken areas to watch and perform aid efforts.

Based on a Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) report, cyclonic circulation is at present seen over the Comorin area and its environment, spreading as much as mid tropospheric ranges.

On Sunday, heavy rains lashed Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Tenkasi districts. Some areas recorded very heavy rainfall. Since Saturday, gentle to average rainfall was recorded at most locations of southern Tamil Nadu.

Surplus water is being launched from Pechiparai, Perunjani and Papanasam dams and alert messages (SMS) have been despatched to over two lakh native individuals.

Water entered homes in low-lying areas and autos had been stranded in view of flooding. Water logging was additionally reported on the premises of a few state-run hospitals.

A number of areas in such southern districts witnessed inundation which was heavy in a string of areas and authorities declared a vacation for colleges and faculties. Nationwide and State Catastrophe Response Pressure groups have been deployed.

Native authorities and police made preparations for evacuating individuals from flooded and weak areas to aid centres.

In the mean time, the federal government appointed 4 senior IAS officers to hurry up aid work within the 4 districts and coordinate with all departments. 4 different officers have additionally been deputed for associated work.

Chief Secretary Shiv Das Meena held a digital assembly with district collectors of southern districts and tasked them to take acceptable preventive steps to sort out the state of affairs because of rains.

An official launch right here stated Stalin has ordered launch of surplus water into the Kannadian channel which is able to carry flood water to arid areas in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts, benefitting farmers.

The discharge of surplus water is a preparatory train beneath the Thamirabarani, Karumeniyaru and Nambiyaru (in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts of Tamil Nadu) river-linking challenge, which is nearing completion.

On 16 December, the cyclonic circulation was within the decrease tropospheric ranges over equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal off the south Sri Lanka coast.

From 16 December morning to 17 December morning, remoted, heavy to very heavy rain was recorded in Tirunelveli district.

Additionally, remoted heavy rain was witnessed in Kanyakumari, Ramanathapuram, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts. Nalumukku space in Tirunelveli district reported the very best rainfall of 19 cm throughout this era.

For Monday, the RMC has forecast heavy to very heavy rain at one or two locations in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Tenkasi districts and light-weight to average rain at many locations in south Tamil Nadu.

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