At least 1.21 lakh people from low-lying areas across TN were shifted to 515 relief camps until Saturday evening. At least 14 NDRF teams have been stationed in six districts.
A portion of Kodaikanal-Palani road blocked due to landslide
Across the state, one lakh food packets were being distributed to the affected people. In Chennai, the city corporation will supply free food thrice a day to 26 lakh people belonging to 5.3 lakh families from December 6 to 13.
About 42,000 people were shifted to relief camps in the worst-hit Cuddalore district. Officials have started discharging 5,000 cusces of water from Veeranam Tank where water level had touched 46.15ft on Saturday against its capacity of 47.5ft.
Fishermen take stock of their boats in Ramanathapuram on Saturday.
Though there was respite from rain, several areas in Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur continued to remain inundated, with thousands being sent to relief camps. Of the 3.34 lakh acres of samba in Nagapattinam, 1.05 lakh acres have been inundated. The cyclone has also ravaged 1.21 lakh hectares in Tiruvallur and 23,500 hectares in Thanjavur.
The low-pressure system, which remains intact around 40km southwest of Ramanathapuram since Friday, may bring heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places over TN.