A flood alert was issued in the areas adjacent to Meteor Dam after the water level rose due to rain

Last update: August 01, 2022, 08:35 AM IST

The inflow of water in the dam has increased as a result of rains in Palar, Chinnar and Thupayaru. (File Photo: PTI)

People in banks and low-lying areas were alerted by beating thundoras (drums) and residents were asked to move to safer places and not to enter water bodies.

A flood alert has been issued for people living in nearby areas and on the banks of low-lying areas, with increased water release from the Stanley Reservoir at Mettur in Salem district.

Rains in Palar, Chinar and Thupayaru have increased the inflow of water in the dam and the administration is releasing 23,000 cusecs to 25,500 cusecs of water for the delta districts since Sunday morning.

In anticipation of overflowing rivers, thundoras (drums) were sounded on the banks and people in low-lying areas were alerted and residents were asked to move to safer places and water bodies, official sources said on Sunday. Don’t try.

He said that the water level in the dam is at its full capacity of 120 feet and the water availability was 93.47 TMC. On July 16, the water level in the dam reached full capacity for the 42nd time in its 88-year history and a flood alert was issued.

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