Heavy rain lashes Tuticorin

TUTICORIN: Heavy rain lashed several parts of Tuticorin since the midnight of Saturday.

Owing to the continuous rainfall, low-lying areas were inundated and vehicular traffic was badly affected. The sky remained overcast throughout the day. The maximum rainfall was recorded in Tuticorin with 70 mm. Srivaikuntam registered 41 mm followed by Keelaarasaradi 16, Kulasekarapattinam 12, Sathankulam 7, Kalugumalai 7, Kayalpattinam 3, Kovilpatti 3, Ettayappuram 1 and Tiruchendur 1 mm.

reflection of seasons: A scene on Devarpuram road in Tuticorin on Sunday. — Photo: N. Rajesh

Staff Reporter from Nagercoil writes:

The normal life in Kanyakumari district was thrown out of gear following heavy incessant rains for the last two days.

On Sunday, the sky remained overcast. Several low lying areas were flooded and fishermen in different parts of the district did not venture out into the sea.

 People living in low-lying areas have been asked to move to safer places.

The district administration has made all arrangements in co-operation with officials of the Public Works Department to meet any eventuality.

The Poompuhar Shipping Corporation has suspended the ferry service to Tiruvalluvar rock but it operated the service to Vivekananda rock memorial.

The maximum rainfall of 72 mm was recorded at Pechiparai followed by 55 mm in Chittar I, 50 mm in Surulode, 42 mm in Chittar II, 23.2 mm in Myladi, 17.4 mm in Kottaram, 14.7 mm in Nagercoil, 11 mm each in Perunchani and Puthen dam, 3.2 mm in Kanimar and 2.4 mm in Aralvoimozhi.

The water level in Pechipparai dam stood at 28.10 feet and the inflow was 1532 cusecs.

Similarly the water level in Perunchani dam stood at 51.45 feet and the inflow was 187 cusecs.

From THE HINDU

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