The southwest monsoon in the Nilgiris intensified last month. Most of the dams in the district were filled due to incessant rains. Rivers are also overflowing. In this situation, many parts of the Nilgiris district have been receiving heavy rains for the past few days due to atmospheric circulation.
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Schools and colleges have been given a holiday yesterday as a heavy rain warning has been issued. The rain has intensified since yesterday evening. Due to this, a red alert rain warning was issued. Schools and colleges have been given holiday for the second day today. The district administration has requested the people to be safe as there may be heavy rainfall in Gunda and Kudalur areas. If the rain continues, the people are in fear as there is a risk of falling foreign trees and landslides.
Due to this, the district administration under the leadership of Forest Minister Ramachandran is carrying out precautionary measures against rain disasters. Regarding the precautionary measures, the district administration said, “There has been a warning that there will be heavy rain for the next 24 hours. 42 zonal teams including all government officials are ready for rescue work to face the rain. Apart from this, the National Disaster Response Team is also in the field. Rescue camps are also ready. People are safe. Stay. Don’t be afraid.