Theni: PWD issues first flood warning to five districts

THENI: Public Works Department engineers issued the first flood warning for Dindigul, Theni, Madurai, Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram districts as water level in Vaigai dam touched 66 feet at 4 p.m. on Monday

People residing along the river banks had been asked to move to places of safety.

The second flood warning will be issued when the level touches 68.5 feet and the third and final warning will be issued and excess water released from the dam simultaneously when the level crosses 69.5 feet. Water level crossed 65.8 feet in the afternoon. Heavy flow in major rivers such as Vaigai, Kottakudi and Mullaperiyar rivers has also increased inflow to the dam.

Periyar dam has also been receiving large quantum of water in the past two days. Inflow of 11,788 cusecs has increased the storage level to 129.9 feet (permissible level 136 feet) on Tuesday afternoon. However, discharge was restricted at 1,088 cusecs only.

From THE HINDU

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