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District administrations taking all flood safety measures: TN Min

PTI Last Updated at 12 Aug 2018, 21:08 IST India

Chennai, Aug 12 (PTI) With the Cauvery in spate following heavy discharge from Mettur dam, the Tamil Nadu government today said district administrations concerned were taking all safety measures in the wake of the alert issued by CWC. Talking to reporters here, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister R B Udayakumar said, "There is a ban on visiting places prone to flooding. People are advised not to indulge in activities such as taking selfies, fishing, swimming and other recreational activities." "District administrations concerned have been taking safety measures based on an alert issued by Central Water Commission (CWC) on August 9," he said. Evacuation of people from lowlying areas among other steps are being taken up by respective district officials, the minister said adding that revenue, disaster management and district officials are on high alert. Flood alert has been issued to Salem, Erode, Namakkal, Karur Tiruchi, Thanjavore, Pudukkottai, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Thiruvarur, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam. Official sources said heavy inflow of 1.34 lakh cusecs from two Karnataka reservoirs resulted in Mettur dam crossing its full level of 120 feet this morning. (This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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