Flood alert in Tamilnadu districts

With water level in Periyar and Vagai dams rapidly rising to 141.3 feet and 66 feet, the district administration on saturday issued the first flood warning in Theni and Madurai districts.

People at Mayanur in Karur district have been advised to shift to relief camps with authorities expecting the discharge to touch three lakh cusecs Saturday. About 8,410 people have been accommodated in 96 relief camps.

In Erode, standing crop in about 300 hectares has been affected due to flooding in the Cauvery and Bhavani rivers. Bhavani town near Erode is facing inundation and the famous Sri Sangameswarar shrine is surrounded by water

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