Updated December 18th, 2023 at 13:46 IST

Watch: Manimuthar waterfall overflows as heavy rainfall batters Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district

The horrors of the extreme rainfalls were felt in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu with the state's famous Manumthar falls overflowing in full prowess.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Manimuthar falls in spate
Manimuthar falls in spate | Image:X- @chennaiweather

The horrors of the extreme rainfalls were felt in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu with the state's famous Manimuthar Falls overflowing in full prowess. On Monday, videos of the waterfall overflowing and galloping the nearby areas started to circulate online. In the video, the intense water coming from the waterfall can be seen destroying trees, signages and everything that's on-site. As the heavy rains struck the southern districts of Tamil Nadu, Palayamkottai recorded 26 cm of rainfall and Kanyakumari recorded 17 cm of rainfall.

“Manimuthar falls is in spate! Extreme rain over the southern tip of Tamil Nadu!” one of the users wrote on X, sharing the video of the water gushing out of the waterfalls and flooding the streets. The user also shared a tabular representation of the chief amount of rainfall that Tamil Nadu and Puducherry witnessed on Sunday. In the table, the Nalumukku region of the Tirunelveli district witnessed the heaviest rainfall recording a whopping 19cm.


People from flood-affected areas move to a shelter camp

Meanwhile, people residing in the flood-affected area in the Tirunelveli district moved to a shelter camp. Several people were seen lining up as they collected their rations which were being distributed by the authorities. In light of the heavy rainfall, the Tamil Nadu government has declared a holiday for all schools, colleges, private institutions, banks and financial institutions in Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari and Tenkasi districts on Monday. According to IMD predictions, heavy rain is likely to occur at one or two places and the list included Tirunelveli district as well. Tamil Nadu's Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management, KKSSR Ramachandran, said that various precautionary measures have been taken by the government to ensure that people are safe in these areas. "As a precautionary measure, 250 State Disaster Response Forces (SDRF) and the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Tenkasi districts. A few more members of the State Disaster Response Force will arrive in Tenkasi district today. Even I will be visiting the flood-affected areas," said Ramachandran.


Published December 18th, 2023 at 13:03 IST

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