Puducherry district collector D Manikandan on Thursday urged the people of Puducherry not to believe rumours. He reportedly said that the district administration has stepped up rehabilitation facilities as the area would receive rains until Sunday. All medical and other facilities were being arranged.
The region had received unprecedented rains in the past few days. Heavy downpour had caused flooding in several streets and roads that had not been flooded during the downpour in October and November.
Puducherry received incessant rains on Wednesday and recorded 731 mm rain in the last 24 hours.
Out of 110 lakes in the Union Territory 103 were full and over 383 houses were damaged during the rains that lashed Puducherry in the last few days, Manikandan said.
Over one thousand displaced people were given rehabilitated in rescue camps. Currently two lakh food packets were distributed to the people who are at the rescue camps. Following the release of water from Veedur and Sathanur dams, people living in areas that could be affected were shifted to safer places.
Manikandan said that all rescue teams including the coast guards were kept on alert and said that two National Defence Reserve Force teams would reach Puducherry on Friday.
He confirmed that there have been no fatalities. Two families who were trapped in the rain water at Jairam Nagar area were rescued using rubber boat.