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Flood alert in Ranipet after 21000 cusecs released from Palar Anaicut dam

Flood alert in Ranipet, TN after 21000 cusecs released from Palar Anaicut

Chennai, Dec 13( BPNS)

With incessant rains pounding in many areas of Tamil  Nadu after the Cyclone Mandous crossed through the state , several reservoirs and lakes are almost full in Ranipet district.

21000 cusecs of water is already released from Palar Anaicut and the Ranipet district collector, D. Baskarapandian issued a flood alert in the district.

The district administration has directed people living in the banks of the rivers to be safe. The district administration has also opened shelter.

Homes if the water level rises and water reaches homes in low lying areas across the banks. 

With moderate rainfall in catchment areas there is a gradual increase in the release of water from the reservoir.

The district administration in its report said that of the 369 tanks in the district ,204 reached its full capacity . 57 tanks have reached over 50% of the capacity.