Pothole-ridden roads, floods inundated areas pose challenge to authorities, public
The overcast sky of the last four days finally opened up in Thanjavur on Thursday. Across the central region too, rainfall continued after a brief lull in the morning affecting normality. Heavy rain lashing the Kumbakonam town and its suburbs since Wednesday night, inundated many low-lying areas, including Perumpandi Mariamman Temple Street in Melacauvery in ward no: 5. People had to clear the clogged drains themselves to prevent water stagnation.
A section of residents in the town resorted to road roko demanding proper storm water drains. The crowd had to be pacified by revenue and municipal authorities to make them withdraw their agitation. A part of a wall of a hut at Karuppur near Kumbakonam collapsed in the heavy rain.
In Thanjavur district, Lower Anicut experienced the maximum rainfall of 73 mm in the last 24 hours that ended at 8 this morning.
The following are the other chief amounts of rainfall in Thanjavur district during the same period (all in mm.): Tiruvidaimaruthur 72; Manjalaru 68; Neivasal Thenpathi 51; Kumbakonam 45.5; Grand Anicut 42; Adirampattinam 37.6; Madukkur 37.4; Eachanviduthi 36; Pattukottai 30; Vettikadu 26.8; Papanasam 23; Peravurani 22.2; Ayyampettai 21; Orathanadu 12.8; Tiruvaiyaru 10; Thanjavur 9.6.
In Pudukottai district, Alangudi recorded a maximum of 64 mm followed by Perungalur 48, Iluppur and Meemisal 38 each, Viralimalai 37, Ponnamaravathy 34, Annavasal and Avudaiyarkovil 32 each, Tirumayam 30, Mazhaiyur and Kudumiyanmalai 27 each, Arimalam 26, Nagudi 25, Manamelkudi 24, Adhanakottai 23, Keezhanilai 20, Karaiyur 17.4, Keeranur 17, Pudukottai 16, and Karambakudi 10 mm.
In Karur district, Anaipalayam registered the maximum rainfall of 51.2 mm, followed by Palaviduthi 45.1, Mylampatti 45, Paramathi 39.2, Kadavur 37.4, Panchapatti 33.2, Krishnarayapuram 31, Mayanur 30, Aravakurichi 29.2, Karur 26, Thogamalai 25, and Kulithalai 19.
Thalainayar recorded the highest rainfall of 60.40 mm during the same period in Nagapattinam district followed by Thirupoondi 55.40; Vedaranyam 52.20; Manalmedu 41; Mayiladuthurai 35; Nagapattinam 33.60; Sirkazhi 23 and Kollidam 20.50, Tarangambadi 17.
Veppanthattai experienced the maximum rainfall of 76 mm in Perambalur district , followed by Perambalur town 75 mm, Thaluthalai 51; Chettikulam 45; and Padalur 29.