Tamilnadu 2021

Overnight rain leaves streets inundated in Tirupattur town and nearby areas


There are encroachments within the water channels that discharge extra rainwater into the Palar leading to inundation of residential areas, say residents

There are encroachments within the water channels that discharge extra rainwater into the Palar leading to inundation of residential areas, say residents

Continuous rain lashed many elements of Vellore city together with the Benguluru Highway (NH – 48) and neighbouring large cities like Ambur, Vaniyambadi, Arani, Gudiyatham, Tiruvannamalai city, Chengam, Polur and Tirupattur city on Friday and Saturday.
Streets in lots of areas, together with Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) quarters, Velan Nagar and Saiappan Nagar in Tirupattur have been flooded with waist deep rainwater, forcing residents to remain indoors. In Tirupattur district, Tirupattur city recorded the best rainfall of 67.2 mm, adopted by Natrampalli 44 mm, TCS Mill 30 mm, Vaniyambadi 9 mm and Ambur 7.6 mm as of 6 a.m. on Saturday. Residents from low-lying areas have been evacuated by fireplace fighters in fibre boats to rescue camps within the district. “There are encroachments in the water channels that discharge excess rainwater into the Palar river, resulting in inundation of residential areas. With frequent power cuts and waist deep water on the roads, we are stuck inside our houses,” stated Ok. Renuka, a resident of Tirupattur city.
Collector Amar Kushwaha inspected the affected areas with a staff of officers from the Tirupattur municipality. He directed them to undertake rescue efforts. Subsequently, trenches have been dug to empty extra rainwater from the inundated areas in to the river.
Officials stated that common rain within the neighbouring Chittoor district (Andhra Pradesh), particularly within the Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, since early this month, has stuffed up the reservoirs throughout the Mordhana river, a tributary of the Palar, with extra rainwater. This has additionally affected the absorption stage of the soil alongside the river, in addition to the encroachment close to the waterbodies.
Tiruvannamalai district has additionally recorded good rainfall. The complete rainfall within the district is 28.8 mm as of 6 a.m. on Saturday. Among main cities, Jamunamarathoor acquired a complete rainfall of 20 mm, adopted by Chengam 8.80 mm. Vellore acquired scattered rainfall. In Ranipet district, solely Arakkonam recorded a rainfall of three.4 mm.
 
Damage to crops, primarily banana, paddy, betel leaf, mango and marigold flowers, was reported in Tirupattur and Tiruvannamalai districts. Farmers in Ambur, Natrampalli, Alangayam in Tirupattur suffered crop injury because of heavy rain accompanied by sturdy winds. Two cows additionally died because of rain in Tiruvannamalai during the last two days, officers stated.
 



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