Flood hit in Cuddalore District, Thousands Rescued
Cuddalore: Almost all roads and residential areas in the Cuddalore town and neighbouring areas were inundated as the heavy rain that started on Tuesday continued till Friday night.
Several thousands of people have been rescued from flood-hit areas. On Wednesday, the district administration arranged food for about 30,000 people from the flooded areas.
In the Cuddalore town, all government offices were flooded, and there was one-foot-high water on the road from the post office bus stop to the government hospital.
Cuddalore has been witnessing extremely heavy rainfall since last few days. In just five days, from November 30 to December 4, 2015, the city recorded 503 mm of rain. The conditions are similar to Chennai floods and Puducherry rains.
While rains in and around Chennai did lose steam in the last 24 hours, Cuddalore continued to receive good rains, recording 87 mm in 24 hours from 8:30 am IST on December 3, 2015. On December 3, Cuddalore received 132.8 mm of rain. On December 2 as well, the city received three-figure rainfall, recording a whopping 134.8 mm.
Cuddalore lies on coastal Tamil Nadu which has been witnessing vigorous weather activity, in terms of excessive rains, since last month. The city is located in central coastal Tamil Nadu, to be precise. This region has been battered by incessant heavy rainfall causing water stagnation and inundation.
The situation was worrisome in some villages in the Panruti, Kurinjipadi, Chidambaram and Kattumannarkoil blocks.
NLC has stopped pumping out water from its mines. There is no power production in the NLC’s Thermal Power Station-I. In total, the NLC is generating just 680 MW when its total capacity is 2,990 MW.
Meanwhile, Puducherry received 30.6 cm rainfall from 8.30 am on Tuesday to 8.30 am on Wednesday. Consequent to the release of excess water from the Sathanur and Veedur dams, the Thenpennai and the Sankarabharani are filled to capacity. According to Collector D Manikandan, of the 110 lakes, 103 were full and the water level in the Veedur dam touched 31 ft. The Collector further said that a NDRF team was expected to reach Puducherry and that medical teams were on standby.
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- 7259760333 (Telegram Messenger
- +91-44-25394240 (Navy Rescue Team)
- 083940 00074 (Indian Army, Major Surya Kumar G)
- 9840295100 (Indian Army)
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