Inclined weather situation has entailed opening of 3 sluice gates of Thondaimanaru lagoon bund. Heavy rains slashed the peninsula as from Friday night and water intake was increased in the Thondaimanaru lagoon. This has caused the opening of three sluice gates in the dam, by the Irrigation Department Officials on Saturday morning.
The Divisional Secretary, Maruthankerny, Kanageswaran said that the routine life of people of Vadamaradchchi East had been curtailed. Due to the inclement weather conditions flood waters had invaded most of the houses in Vadamaradchchi East .
Five persons of 4 families have been housed in a Transit camp.Further, 808 persons from 273 families have been staying with relatives and friends.
As the rain fall has declined and as the gates were opened, flood waters are receding. If the rains continue, a flood situation may be created, he said.