Even if the situation in Puducherry is not as bad as in Chennai, the Union Territory was thrown off gear on Tuesday owing to the torrential rains by the coast.
According to reports, the UT recorded a rainfall of 30.3 cm from 8 30am on Tuesday to 8 30am on Wednesday.
Several parts of Puducherry city and villages by the coast have been inundated with water, although latest ground reports suggest that the rain has relented on Wednesday morning. However, the met department has forecasted heavy rains for the rest of the week across the coast.
Several villages have been severely inundated with people wading through knee-deep to waist-deep waters inside their homes. Here is an image from Ariyankuppam village.
These are images from Nonnakuppam village which has also been facing severe flooding.
Most roads in and out of Puducherry, including the East Coast Road which runs along the coast from Chennai through Puducherry to southern TN is inundated. This is how ECR looked on Tuesday morning.
The Villanur bridge is also seeing rising water levels beneath it and traffic is being restricted on the bridge as a precautionary measure.
Owing to the rising water levels, the Pathukannu Check Dam has also been opened.
Speaking to the media, Lt. Governor of Puducherry AK Singh said, â€œAll precautionary measures to deal with the impact of the rain in Puducherry are being taken. Further NDRF teams have reached Puducherry. People affected in rains and those living in coastal areas have been shifted to safer shelters. A colony of at least 2000 families of fishermen has been evacuated, according to reports.
All examinations to be held in Pondicherry University on December 3, 4 and 5 have been postponed indefinitely.
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