Flood alert issued to people living on Bhavani river banks in Mettupalayam

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COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore district administration on Sunday issued a flood alert to people living on the banks of the Bhavani river in Mettupalayam as the water level of Pillur reservoir reached its maximum capacity.

The water level in Kunda dam in the Nilgiris reached the maximum capacity due to heavy rain in the recent days, and 12,000 cusecs of water was being released to the Pillur reservoir.

As the water level in Pillur reservoir reached the maximum capacity, officials decided to release 6,000 cusecs of water from there.

 

Coimbatore district collector T N Hariharan issued the flood alert and advised people to move to safer locations and not to cross the river.

 
Source : TOI

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