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15 die in TN in rain related incidents from May 16 to 22

- May 23, 2024

Chennai, May 23 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu State Revenue and Disaster Management department have said that 15 people died in the state during the period from May 16 to May 22 due to rain related incidents.

The statement said that three people died in Krishnagiri, Salem and Cuddalore districts during the past 24 hours due to thunder, lightning and wall collapse. During the last 24 hours, 13 cattle deaths were reported and 40 houses/ huts were damaged in various parts of the state, the statement said.

The statement also said that 4385 hectares of crops have submerged in rains.

The state received an average of 1.58 cm of rain in the past twenty four hours with Nilgiris recording the maximum rainfall of 6.15 cm.

The weather department has issued an advisory to fishermen not to venture into the sea in south Tamil Nadu coast, Comorin Area , Gulf of Mannar, Southwest Bay of Bengal.

District Collectors have been instructed to take all precautionary measures.

The statement also said that 10 SDRF teams of 296 members have been stationed in Kanniyakumari, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli and Nilgiris districts.  Tourists have been advised to take precaution and to avoid travel till May 24 in the state.

The statement also said that State and District Emergency Response Centres were functioning round the clock and additional officials have been deployed for monitoring the situation.