Ooty rains: Red alert on day While the highway department has taken up repairing works in the Ooty-Kundah road which witnessed landslips in the recent rains.
Though the red alert appeared for the Nilgiris for Tuesday by the meteorologists triggered a sort of fear among the hill residents as the recent heavy rains,
And resultant floods began to flash in their minds. The alarm proved to be small, as the hills got only scanty rainfall on Tuesday. Yet, the after-effects of the recent big rains in the previous days could be seen in minor landslips & uprooting of trees at few places beyond the hills here on Tuesday.
The closure of instructional institutions, evacuating people in low-lying areas into the nearby flood shelters,
Posting of the emergency management teams in free points across the hills that started from Mon evening made one think that some risk was waiting for the mountain. But, luckily, the weather Gods proved the weathermen wrong as only low-intensity occasional rainfall with cloudy sky made up for the weathering profile since Mon evening.
While the uprooting of a tree and secondary mud-slip at Gandhipuram area near Coonor along Ooty-Coimbatore NH on Mon night deadened truck for an hour there,
there were reports about minor mud_slips and uprooting of trees in the Coonoor & Kundah taluks.
This apart, heavy mist in the early hours on Tuesday made the driver of a state-owned bus to spent the clear view of the road. Ooty rains: Red alert on day
Which finished bus slipped road Kateri junction along Ooty-Coimbatore NH and dashed slope. However, all the passengers and bus team escaped unhurt.
Meanwhile, the highway authority has taken up repairing works in the Ooty-Kundah road which witnessed landslips in the recent rains.