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Flood alert sounded to people along banks of Bhavani river

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

A alert was today sounded to people living on the banks of river in the district and downstream areas to move to safer places following release of surplus from the Piloor

The received inflow of 10,000 cusecs due to copious rains in the catchment areas in and districts and it may result in overflow,sources said.

As a precautionary measure,6,000 cusecs was released into the river, a release from T N Hariharan said

In view of this, people living on the banks of the river and downstream areas have been asked to move to safer places, he said.

sources said the 50-foot-deep Siruvani dam, a major drinking source to Coimbatore, is also nearly full.

Valaparai in the district bore the brunt of incessant rains in the last two days, resulting in the administration declaring a holiday for educational institutions, they said.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 18:30 IST