CUDDALORE: The Gadilam and Manimukthar rivers are in spate. Numerous villages reduce off. Minimal-lying places under h2o. Efforts by Fireplace and Rescue Solutions to evacuate people hindered by water circulation. This was the scene in Cuddalore on Sunday as the large rains as soon as yet again crippled the district, which is however to get well from the impact of the deluge.
As per the rain gauge information released 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 near Veppur — were cut off from the primary road, leaving 1000’s of men and women stranded.
The rain in the reserve forest locations has led to the overflow of a canal around Kattumayilur, submerging roadways to these villages.
Even the endeavours of the firemen to shift the people to safer floor went in vain because of intensive stream of water.
Men and women ended up remaining in distress as several were stranded in their properties and their liked types, who experienced absent out, have been not able to return residence.
As h2o stream in the canal improved, the rescue staff camped in the location as a precautionary measure.
Owing to the flooded Sengal Odai, inhabitants of Reddypalaym, Kalkunam, Poothampadi, Arangamangalam and Samathuvapuram close to Kurinjipadi have been evacuated by buses on Saturday night time.
Meanwhile, Community Performs Department (PWD) plugged a breach in the Sengal Odai.
Simply because of the floods in Kannuthoppu canal, the inhabitants in minimal-lying regions of Vadakkuthu village have been evacuated.
Traffic in Vadlur-Sethiathope location was stopped right after a causeway was inundated with water from Paravanar river. Vriddhachalam and bordering villages had been also influenced by inundation since of the overflowing Manimukthar river. Vriddhachalam-Ulundurpet Street was below h2o and as a end result Chinnavadavadi was the worst-strike.
Keenanur, Manavalanallur, Kottumulai, Ottimedu and about ten other villages had been inundated.
In Panruti, hundreds of residences have been submerged. Simply because the Ezhumedu Lake breached, villages this kind of as Rasapalayam, Muthukrishnapuram and Muthunarayanapuram were flooded.
Several places in Cuddalore municipality, together Gadilam River also ended up flooded.
Residences in Purusothaman Nagar, Kondur and numerous other residential areas ended up underneath sheets of rainwater.
An unidentified man, who was viewing the h2o circulation in Manimukthar River, was washed away at Vriddhachalam. Fire and Rescue Companies personnel have released a look for for him.
In one more incident, a woman Annakili (75) of Karkudal village was killed in a wall collapse. Her body was taken to Government Vriddhachalam Healthcare facility for a postmortem. One more sixty five-year-old female Saroja of Periyakappankulam died following she accidently fell into a canal.
Military in Town
Army arrived at Cuddalore district on Sunday to take up rescue operations. About a hundred and sixty personnel, including physicians, attained the district and held discussions with Collector S Suresh Kumar. Afterwards, they travelled to flood-prone regions so that they could plan rescue operations. The armymen would be split into groups for camp at Cuddalore and Bhuvanagiri.