LESS RAIN NOW COMPARED TO THREE DAYS AGO..

(article in today’s The New Indian Express)

RAIN RECEDES IN THE NILGIRIS

Express News Service @ Coonoor

There was further respite in the rainfall in The Nilgiris on Monday. Parts of the district in South West monsoon belt including Gudalur and Panthalur received some rains on Sunday night.

During the 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Monday, The Nilgiris recorded 526.6 mm – the lowest of the past five days.

The average rainfall for the different gauge stations dropped to 18.11 mm from 25.77 mm on Sunday morning.

Devala continued to receive the highest rainfall — it was 121 mm.

Panthalur received 72 mm, Yedappalli 62 mm, Cherankode 58 mm, Avalanche and Burliar 35 mm each and Upper Bhavani 25 mm.

The lower rainfall helped the officials continue with the restoration works both in removing the trees fallen on roads and power lines as also restoring the power supply to the villages.

However, in the context of the meteorological department forecasting rains till Tuesday, the officials as also disaster management team members are on high alert.

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