Dilapidated huts and tiled roof houses, inundated houses and subways, thick layers of slush, traffic disruption, damage to vehicles, falling of trees, chocked storm water drains were the common rain related woes that made the life of Coimbatoreans miserable on Sunday evening. Over 2,000 houses in low-lying areas and mostly unauthorised constructions in Valankulam, Kurichi Tank and Ukkadam Tank were inundated forcing the residents to take shelter in nearby schools. Residents of Mahalakshmi Nagar in Kuniamuthur Ganga Nagar, Vincent Road, Highways Colony, Kottaimedu, Athupalam, Ammankulam, Nethaji Nagar, Gandhinagar, Indira Nagar and Ponni Nagar in Chinnathadagam, Meena Estate in Avarampalayam had a sleepless night as water entered their colonies. Residents in low-lying areas had to wade through knee-deep water.

Three mud houses in Kamarajapuram in North Coimbatore, nine mud houses in Kannappa Nagar and Chairmanraj Nagar and one house in Pappampatti collapsed due to heavy rain. Seven cars were damaged at a commercial complex on Cross Cut Road, when trees fell on it. Strong winds also uprooted trees at Collectorate, Dr. Nanjappa Road, Ramnagar and a veterinary hospital campus in the city. More than 50 houses at Nehru Colony in Pollachi were also inundated. Rains accompanied by heavy winds also destroyed banana crops in Pollachi and Mettupalayam areas.

Train service on Podanur and North Coimbatore sector were alsodisrupted. Vehicular movement on Avanashi Road, Government Hospital Road, Goodshed Road, Lanka Corner, North Coimbatore, Nanjundapuram Road, FCI Road, Mettupalayam Road and State Bank of India Road were affected. People provided shelters at nearby schools and corporation halls. However, no causalities were reported.

More In: TAMIL NADU | NATIONAL