Rain lashes parts of Erode district

ERODE – 15th May: Rain, accompanied by strong wind, lashed many parts of Erode district on Saturday night bringing a respite to its citizens from the sweltering heat.

Traffic was affected in Chithode, Perumal Malai, Gobichettipalayam and a few other parts in the district as trees got uprooted and fell on the road.

Power supply cables in a few parts snapped, thus, plunging many parts of the district into darkness for nearly an hour. A number of huts were also damaged in the rains.

Though the temperature during day time was at its peak, the cool breeze and the rain brought respite in the evening.

Apart from Erode, towns including Chithode, Bhavani, Gobichettipalayam and Sathyamangalam and other suburban areas also received heavy rainfall. Traffic also was disrupted at many places following the overflowing sewers.

Banana

Farmers said that banana crop cultivated in a few parts were damaged during the rain and urged the government to provide compensation to the affected farmers.

From THE HINDU

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