Rain affects normal life in Ramanathapuram

RAMANATHAPURAM: Normal life was affected on Sunday due to heavy rain that lashed several parts of Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga districts.

Though the sky was overcast all through the day with intermittent drizzle, heavy rain occurred between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. People were forced to confine inside their houses.

Paramakudi, Kadaladi, Mudukulathur, which received less rain so far during the season when compared to other areas in the district, experienced heavy rain.

Vehicle movement on National Highway 49 was affected due to inundation of water at Ramanathapuram, Paramakudi and other areas. Knee-deep water was flowing at Paramakudi. Later it started receding to some extent.

The maximum rainfall in the district was recorded at Valinokkam with 112.4 mm followed by Mudukulathur 100 mm during the last 24 hours that ended at 8.30 am on Sunday.

While Kamudhi recorded 70 mm Kadaladi registered 99.6 mm. Ramanathapuram recorded 37.2.

From THE HINDU

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