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.
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