The rain that lashed the northern parts of the district on Friday resulted in the partial collapse of the wall of a house and flood water entering four houses at SC Colony in Marudhur Panchayat, near Karamadai.
According to sources, the wall of R. Eswaran’s house partially collapsed and water entered the houses of N. Marudhammal, S. Rukmani, V. Sarathkumar and A. Vijaya. A team of officials led by Mettupalayam Thasildar Punitha and Fire and Rescue Services personnel rushed to the place and pumped out the water.
The Agro Climate Research Centre at the Tamil Nadu Agriculture University said rain would continue for the next two days in the district.
Rainfall thus far in October had been good as the district had realised 136 mm as against the average 146 mm. The district usually received the average rainfall in nine rain days but this year it had had about eight rain days.
A rain day is one where more than 2.50 mm rainfall is recorded.
The Centre’s Professor S. Panneerselvam said if the rainfall were to continue at this rate the North East Monsoon for 2018 at 363mm could well be over the average 328 mm and the number of rain days could also touch 20.
The Centre’s prediction was that the overall rainfall for the calendar year would be 764 mm as against the average 674 mm.
The water level in the Thirumoorthy Reservoir stood at 51.31 feet as against the full reservoir level (FRL) of 60 feet. The water level in Amaravathy Reservoir was 85.63 feet as against 90 feet.
source : The Hindu