Madurai Bureau

More than 100 TV sets in houses were affected due to lightning

Nagercoil: Various parts of the district received widespread rain for the second day on Monday and the sky remained overcast throughout the day.

The water level at Pechipparai dam stood at 41.40 feet as against the total capacity of 48 feet, 64.90 feet in Perunchani (total capacity: 77 feet), 15 feet in Chittar I (18 feet) and 15.94 feet in Chittar II (18 feet).

The maximum rainfall of 41.8 mm was recorded at Kottaram followed by 11.2 mm in Myladi, 4.1 mm in Kannimar, 3 mm in Pechipparai, 2.2 mm in Boothapandi and 1.2 mm in Nagercoil.


Meanwhile, a youth was electrocuted when he tried to put the fuse carrier in an electric pole on Monday.

According to sources, Ramachandran of Aruthankalvilai near Rajakkamangalam was working in Tamil Nadu Electricity Board on daily wage basis.

He came into contact with a live wire when he tried to put fuse carrier in an electric pole. The police rushed to the spot, recovered the body and sent it for post-mortem.


Intermittent drizzle and cloudy weather conditions kept the climate so pleasant in the district on Monday.

Though it was cloudy throughout the day, irregular rain caused stagnation of water in some areas.

As rainfall in the catchment areas was heavy, water level at Papanasam rose from 135.90 feet to 142.15 feet (maximum level 143 feet) on Monday while the storage level at Servalar dam went up from 148.29 feet to 150 feet (maximum level 156 feet).

The Manimuthar dam, which received good rainfall on Monday, had the storage level of 116 feet as against the maximum capacity of 118 feet.

Since water level in the dams is going up and the catchment areas are witnessing drizzle, any heavy flow into these major reservoirs will be discharged into the Thamirabarani.

Flood warning

So, the district administration has issued flood warning to the people living near the river and in low-lying areas.

More than 100 television sets in the houses at Rajakudiyiruppu near Palayamkottai were affected due to lightning.