TIRUNELVELI/TENKASI: The southern districts continued to be battered by the torrential rains for the third consecutive day on Wednesday. The in a single day downpour added to the discharge into the Thamirabarani river from Manimuthar and Papanasam dams. This was the best discharge into the river (53,273 cusecs of water), because the 1992 floods which killed 17 individuals.
As a lot as 23,980 cusecs of the discharge got here from the Manimuthar dam, and Papanasam dam added one other 25,914 cusecs into it. PWD officers stated that this may very well be recorded as the primary unseasonal rainfall in Tirunelveli district within the month of January.
Meanwhile, farmers claimed that over 6,000 acres of paddy fields close to the river banks had been inundated. Agriculture Joint Director Kajendrapandian stated that inspections had been carried out throughout the district to analyse the damages which can be mirrored after two days.
The downpour within the Western Ghats additionally resulted in flooding in any respect the three main waterfalls within the vacationer vacation spot, Courtallam, in Tenkasi district. Traders who had hoped to get sizeable income by transporting greens forward of Pongal suffered a loss as the foremost Alangulam and Pavoorchatram markets wore a abandoned look following the heavy rains.