Chennai: A flood alert has been issued in the five districts of Tamil Nadu after the Krishnagiri Reservoir Project Dam reached its full capacity of 52 feet. The five districts that fall under the flood alert area include Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram, and Cuddalore.Also Read - Viral Video: Car Tied With Ropes In Flood-hit Siricilla to Prevent From Being Washed Away | WATCH
According to the Public Works Department officials, the water level in the Krishnagiri Reservoir Project dam stood at 51.20 feet on Thursday(September 23) against its full capacity of 52 feet. Also Read - Undeterred by Floods, 15-Year-Old Girl Rows Boat to Reach School Daily in UP's Gorakhpur | See Pics
The Inflow of the dam was measured at 400 cusecs while the discharge is maintained at 500 cusecs. Also Read - Hurricane Ida: Flash Floods Hit New York Area, 44 Dead | Key Points
Krishnagiri District Collector V Jaya Chandra Banu Reddy said that the flood alert is applicable throughout the Thenpennai river pathways starting from the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border to Cuddalore district, where the river flows into the Bay of Bengal.
The Krishnagiri District Collector V Jaya Chandra Banu Reddy even told the media persons that the officials had issued warnings to the people.
(With Inputs From IANS)