CUDDALORE: The Gadilam and Manimukthar rivers are in spate. A number of villages lower off. Lower-lying regions beneath water. Endeavours by Fireplace and Rescue Companies to evacuate folks hindered by h2o stream. This was the scene in Cuddalore on Sunday as the hefty rains after once more crippled the district, which is but to recover from the effect of the deluge.
As for every the rain gauge info unveiled on Sunday early morning, Kattumailur recorded one hundred sixty five mm of rainfall, Veppur 164 mm, Keezhseruvai 167 mm, Vriddhachalam 123 mm, Kuppanatham 131.80 mm and Lakkur 129 mm.
Two villages — Keezhakurichi and Maligaimedu around Veppur — were minimize off from the major road, leaving hundreds of men and women stranded.
The rain in the reserve forest areas has led to the overflow of a canal near Kattumayilur, submerging roads to these villages.
Even the attempts of the firemen to transfer the folks to safer ground went in vain because of powerful movement of water.
People were remaining in distress as many were stranded in their residences and their loved kinds, who experienced absent out, were not able to return house.
As drinking water circulation in the canal increased, the rescue staff camped in the area as a precautionary evaluate.
Owing to the flooded Sengal Odai, citizens of Reddypalaym, Kalkunam, Poothampadi, Arangamangalam and Samathuvapuram near Kurinjipadi have been evacuated by buses on Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, General public Functions Department (PWD) plugged a breach in the Sengal Odai.
Because of the floods in Kannuthoppu canal, the citizens in low-lying areas of Vadakkuthu village have been evacuated.
Traffic in Vadlur-Sethiathope region was stopped after a causeway was inundated with water from Paravanar river. Vriddhachalam and surrounding villages ended up also influenced by inundation due to the fact of the overflowing Manimukthar river. Vriddhachalam-Ulundurpet Street was beneath water and as a result Chinnavadavadi was the worst-hit.
Keenanur, Manavalanallur, Kottumulai, Ottimedu and about ten other villages ended up inundated.
In Panruti, hundreds of homes have been submerged. Due to the fact the Ezhumedu Lake breached, villages such as Rasapalayam, Muthukrishnapuram and Muthunarayanapuram ended up flooded.
Many locations in Cuddalore municipality, together Gadilam River as well were flooded.
Homes in Purusothaman Nagar, Kondur and many other residential regions had been below sheets of rainwater.
An unidentified gentleman, who was seeing the drinking water circulation in Manimukthar River, was washed absent at Vriddhachalam. Hearth and Rescue Solutions personnel have introduced a research for him.
In yet another incident, a lady Annakili (75) of Karkudal village was killed in a wall collapse. Her human body was taken to Authorities Vriddhachalam Hospital for a postmortem. Another sixty five-calendar year-outdated woman Saroja of Periyakappankulam died after she accidently fell into a canal.
Military in City
Military arrived at Cuddalore district on Sunday to get up rescue operations. About one hundred sixty personnel, such as physicians, achieved the district and held conversations with Collector S Suresh Kumar. Later, they travelled to flood-inclined places so that they could plan rescue functions. The armymen would be split into groups for camp at Cuddalore and Bhuvanagiri.