Three persons dead in flash floods due to heavy rains in TN
Neighbourhoods were inundated and a lake broken in this town, that seem to be the heaviest rain within the past twenty four hours in Tamil Nadu.
Three persons were washed away in flash floods in Hosur following serious rains, (hosur flood) neighbourhoods were inundated and a lake broken in the town, that was the heaviest rain within the past twenty four hours in Tamil Nadu and a prime official said that arrangements are in place to shift individuals living in low lying areas here if it rains continuously .
Last night, when a mother and female offspring, aged 41 and 13 and a 20-year-old man tried to cross a road in SM Nagar were washed away by flash floods which happened in separate incidents around 9 PM.
“The flash flood was because of discharge from a stormwater drain that carried excessive rain water from Karnoor lake. They had even waited for the water to recede,” Hosur Sub-Collector, K Senthilraj told PTI.
The serious rains that starts last evening lasted for many hours and resulted in flash floods.
The city has been experiencing showers, particularly during evening hours for a week. During the 24 hour period from 8.30 AM yesterday to 8.30 am today , Hosur recorded 14 cms of rain, the highest in Tamil Nadu for the period, the Regional meteoric Department said.
Chandrambigai lake starts overflowed on Wednesday night and inundated neighbourhoods, like Manjunathanagar and KCP Nagar.
” We took steps to remove all clogged stormwater drains, besides, we used earth movers and loaders to assist the flow of water outside the neighbourhoods ,” Senthilraj said to a question raised on steps to tackle inundation.
Chinna Elathagiri lake within the town broken this morning.
Senthilraj said over 200 sandbags were accustomed to plug the breach and that he had inspected the location, constant vigil was being maintained, he said.
On steps to tackle inundation in case of further rains, he said vulnerable locations are known and that if required, people in low lying areas would be housed in 5 wedding halls and 10 schools.