28 October 2007

Heavy rain in Tamil Nadu

October 28, 2007

Most parts of Tamil Nadu received heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours. According to Met officials, the low pressure over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a depression and has centered at 480 km south-east of Chennai.

It was expected to move in a west, north-westerly direction and cross Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh between Puducherry and Kavali, near Nellore in AP.

Standing paddy crops in the delta region have been submerged in many areas. The Amaravathi dam in Coimbatore district is creating concern and authorities have issued a flood warning, asking people living downstream to move to safer areas. Many lakes and tanks were almost full to the brim after receiving heavy rain. Landslides were also reported in parts of Nilgiri district.

Rain at Tiruvannamalai has been heavy and constant for the last few days. Thankfully no damage has been reported, but we are beginning to wonder exactly when will it stop!?

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