Rain alert issued to TN, many moved to camps

Chennai: Several parts of Tamilnadu received heavy rainfall Sunday. According to IMD, heavy rainfall is likely in parts of the State for next four days.

Thunderstorm with moderate rain is likely at isolated places over Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Erode, Salem, Namakkal, Tirupattur, and Villupuram districts on Monday, according to the meteorological department. From Tuesday onwards, however, the weather will be better and the intensity of the rains will come down.

Heavy rains lashed south TN on Sunday, killing at least three people and damaging houses and crops. One fatality was reported in Kanniyakumari district, and two in Namakkal, according to an official release.

With reservoirs brimming and rivers in spate, Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday held a video conference with Collectors of five districts — the Nilgiris, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Kanyakumari, and Namakkal — directing them to expedite relief work. So far, 337 people have been shifted to relief camps in Kanyakumari district.

 

NT Bureau