Tiruchirapalli

Low-lying areas bear the brunt

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Torrential rain continued to drench delta districts throughout the day on Sunday even as the low-lying areas of the region are inundated.

Thousands of acres of lands across the region with standing samba paddy crop got inundated but in most of them flood water drained quickly averting danger to the crops. With more rain likely in the next couple of days, district officials are heightening vigil against rain-inflicted damage to life and property.

It was a busy high monsoon day in Thanjavur district when almost continuous downpour wetted the district with the interior regions such as Tiruvidaimarudur, Kumbakonam, Papanasam, Ayyampettai, Budalur, Vallam, Orathanad, and Pattukkottai vying with the coastal areas of Adirampattinam, Mallipattinam, Peravoorani, and Sethubavachatram in recording heavy rainfall during the day.

In the 24 hours ended 8.30 a.m. on Sunday, Ayyampettai, and Pattukkottai recorded 34 mm rainfall each followed by Kumbakonam 30, Tiruvidaimarudur 29.8, Madukkur 27.6, Manjalaru 25.4, Adirampattinam 20.9, Peravoorani 17.2, Neivasal Thenpathy 12.2, Lower Anicut 11.4, Thanjavur 11 and Vallam 10.10 mm.

The district recorded 316.4 mm rainfall in the corresponding period while last year on the same day, the district had recorded 101.30 mm rainfall. So far during the year, Thanjavur district had registered 778.62 mm total mean average rainfall which again has bested the past three years’ recordings. In areas such as Budalur, Solagampatti and Navalur that border Tiruchi district, many ponds and lakes were filling up fast while flood waters entered low lying areas and fields.

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