Low lying locations near rivers saw a move toward safety among its residents.

Low-lying areas in Trichy and Thanjavur districts are on alert following release of water from Mettur dam . 72,954 cusecs of the 2.17 lakh cusecs released from Mukkombu barrage in Trichy were released in Cauvery .

Trichy: Low-lying areas in Trichy and Thanjavur districts are on alert following the release of 2.17 lakh cusecs of water from the Mettur dam.72,954 cusecs of the 2.17 lakh cusecs released from the Mukkombu barrage in Trichy were released in Cauvery, and the remaining 1.43 lakh cusecs were carried out into the Kollidam river.Officials said people in some low-lying areas in Trichy were putting themselves into shelters anticipating flooding in their areas.As the district administration geared up to take all necessary precautionary steps in the event of injury to people and cattle, a team of 44 members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrived in Trichy.

In Thanjavur district, a total of 21 villages have been identified as vulnerable.Dinesh Ponraj Oliver, a collector, inspected the black spots.Officials said people have been moved to shelters in four villages in the Papanasam taluk, anticipating flooding.Together with collectors and authorities, Food Minister R Sakkarapani described the situation in Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts.