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Disaster Management in Coimbatore

Situated in the Western corner of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is one of the developed cities that hold a large number of textiles, manufacturing, small and large scale industries. This beautiful city is surrounded by hills such as Anaimalai, Vellingiri, Anaikatty, Valparai in the Western Ghats. The south western and northern parts of the hill enable the city to enjoy a pleasant climate throughout the year. During heavy cyclone period, Coimbatore is expected to get more rainfall and the flash floods would cause damage in October-December every year.

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

Disaster Management in CoimbatoreUsually, the mean and maximum temperature of the city during winter and summer vary from 35 degree celcius to 18 degree celcius. Some of the major rivers that flow through the district include Noyyal, Bhavani, Amaravathi and Aliyar. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was established by the Prime Minister of India with the main aim to protect millions of people from all kinds of natural disasters. Here, the government authorities ensure to create awareness for the people regarding the need of pre-disaster management plans and other precautions to be taken. Now, let us look at some of the vulnerable areas in Coimbatore that are likely to be affected in flood:

Water Course-Sanganoor Pallam
Village-Sanganoor Village
Contact Person-VAO Jothiprakash
Phone Number- 9443434746

Water Course- Sanganoor Pallam
Village- Ganapathy West Village
Contact Person- VAO Thirukumaran
Phone Number- 9965666813

Water Course- Sanganoor Pallam
Village- Krishnarayapuram Village
Contact Person- VAO Maruthachalam   
Phone Number- 9442254117

Water Course- Sanganoor Pallam
Village- Ganapathy East Village
Contact Person- VAO Sureshkumar
Phone Number-8940960602

Water Course- Valankulam
Village- Anuperpalayam Village
Contact Person- VAO Sridharan   
Phone Number- 9791963830

List of Bridges across the Water Courses that are likely to be affected in the Event of Flood

Puliyakulam Village - Sungam By-Pass Road
Nanjundapuram Village - Nanjundapuram Low Lying Road
Chinnathadagam Village- Low Lying Road
Veerakeralam Village - Vari Pallam, Veerakeralam
Gudalur North Village – Idteri tharai Palam 

List of Public Buildings, Kalyana Mandapams used as shelters at the time of flood

Vignesh Mahal Puliyakulam
Contact Number: 9488610163

Anthoniyar Kalyana Mandapam Puliyakulam
Contact Number: 9488610163

Kaleeswara Kalyana Mandapam Anuparpalayam
Contact Number: 9791963830

Raja Rajeshwari Kalyana Mandapam Telungupalayam
Contact Number: 9962535556

Sangammal Kalyana Mandapam Telungupalayam
Contact Number: 9962535556

Aruna Kalyana Mandapam Telungupalayam
Contact Number: 9962535556 

Telephone Numbers of Coimbatore Control Room

During the North East Monsoon period, control rooms have been opened at Coimbatore Taluk Office (North & South). In order to monitor the flood situation, special staffs and authorities are appointed in each of the Taluk office. If you are interested to make a note of their contact numbers, then you can check out in the following list:

Coimbatore (North)-0422-2247831
Coimbatore (South)-0422-2214225
Mettupalayam-  04254-222153
Annur-  04254-2622260
Kinathukadavu - 04259-241000
Valparai - 04253-222305

Authorities Contact Details

Disaster Management Plan
Contact Number: 0422-2301114

The Revenue Divisional Officer,
Contact Number: 0422- 2300424

The Sub Collector,
Contact Number: 04259-224855

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