Several parts of the temple island of Rameswaram in Ramanathapuram district, including the National Highway, were inundated. Rameswaram recorded 75 mm rain in the last 24 hours and ended at 8:30 am today, while Thangachimadam recorded 52 mm.
Rameswaram Municipality Chairman Arjunan said efforts were being taken to drain the water into the sea as most parts were inundated and earth movers have been engaged. Officials said fishermen from Ramanathapuram and Tuticorin did not venture into the sea for the fourth day today.   
Several parts of Tuticorin district, especially coastal areas received heavy rains, and some housing colonies and roads were inundated but there was no flood threat, officials said.   
Officials said as a depression in the Bay of Bengal is slowly moving towards southern districts, precautionary steps have been taken with the rains expected to be heavy in the next 48 hours. "As of now there is no flood threat in Tuticorin," District collector Ravikumar said.

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