Widespread heavy rains are occurring in many parts of Tamil Nadu due to atmospheric circulation. The rain has intensified in the Nilgiris and it has been raining non-stop for the past 3 days. A red alert was issued for the last 2 days. Although the yellow alert is now in place, the intensity of the rain has not decreased. District Collector Amrit has ordered a holiday for schools and colleges in the Nilgiris for the 3rd day in a row due to rain.
Although heavy rains are widespread across the district, the catchment areas of Avalanchi and Apparbhavani are experiencing very heavy rains with strong winds. In the last 24 hours, Avalanchi recorded maximum rainfall of 200 mm and Apparbhavani 140 mm. A total of 1957.5 mm of rainfall was recorded across the district. As the dams are already full, there is a risk of further flooding due to continuous rains. Due to severe cold, all the tourist spots are deserted. More than 50 people have been kept in rescue camps as a precautionary measure. Officials are conducting regular surveys in disaster-prone areas.