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Heavy downpour in Chennai and suburbs, Tamil Nadu govt issues flood alert

Heavy downpour in Chennai and suburbs, Tamil Nadu govt points flood alert | Information

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Water Sources Division on Sunday (October 10) issued a flood alert in Chennai suburbs following heavy rains and because the Poondi or Sathyamurthy Sagar Reservoir, which is the primary ingesting water supply for Chennai, is predicted to succeed in its full capability.
With the rising water stage, the reservoir has commenced releasing surplus water since 2 p.m. on Sunday (October 10).
The Division has already knowledgeable the administration of Tiruvallur district to relocate individuals dwelling near the banks of the Kosathaliyar river, together with individuals dwelling downstream in Manali and Ennore.
In accordance with a Division assertion, the Poondi dam has a storage stage top of 35 ft and with the water anticipated to the touch a top of 34 ft, surplus water could be discharged.
On Sunday (October 10), the water stage has already touched 33.95 ft and if there may be additional improve of circulate on account of incessant rains, extra water could be launched in phases.
The IMD had additionally forecast heavy rains in Chennai and suburbs together with in Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, and Tiruvallur districts for Sunday and Monday (October 11).
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