Educational institutions were closed in Udhagamandalam, Gudalur, Kundah and Pandalur taluks on Tuesday, after the district experienced heavy rain for the third consecutive day.
A total of 25 mm of rain was recorded in Udhagamandalam town till Tuesday morning, with rain continuing throughout the day. Schools remained closed in Kundah, Gudalur and Pandalur taluks on Monday as well, as more than 600 mm rain was recorded.
The rainfall recorded at various places (in mm) are: Gudalur -185, Devala -76, Kundah 380, and Avalanche -181 mm.
Fire and Rescue Services personnel as well as government hospitals were on high alert to attend to any emergencies.
Due to rain and strong winds, it was deemed unsafe for tourists to go boating in the Ooty Lake, and services were suspended since Monday, officials said. Moreover, officials said that water supply to Udhagamandalam town would be disrupted as uprooted trees fell on power transmission lines supplying electricity to the pump house in Parsons Valley, which is the main source of drinking water for Udhagamandalam.
Special Correspondent in Coimbatore adds:
Reservoirs in Coimbatore district are seeing a steady inflow and rise in storage, owing to incessant rains in the Western Ghats over the last four days.
In the last 24 hours, ending at 8.30 a.m., the district recorded 444 mm total rainfall and an average of 31.74 mm. The rainfall recorded at various places (in mm) are: Airport 4.6, Cincona 96, Chinnakallar 102, Valparai PAP 61, Valparai taluk 60, Sholayar 95, Aliyar 10.6 Pollachi 8 and TNAU 7.2 mm.
The water level in Sholayar reservoir was 85.58 ft, as against the full reservoir level (FRL) of 160 ft. The inflow stood at 2359.84 cusecs and discharge 420.14 cusecs.
Parambikulam reservoir’s water level was 18.80 ft (FRL 72 ft). The inflow was 990 cusecs and discharge 37 cusecs. The dam recorded 90 mm rain. As against its FRL of 120 ft, the water level at Aliyar reservoir was 57.50 ft. The inflow was 32 cusecs and the same amount of water was discharged.
In Tirupur District, the water level in Thirumurthy reservoir was 12.85 ft (FRL of 60 ft). The dam area recorded 3 mm rain. The water level in Amaravathy reservoir was 41.44 ft (FRL 90 ft). The inflow was 463 cusecs and discharge 8 cusecs. The dam recorded 3 mm rain.
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