Junior Vikatan published an old video claiming that flood water entered the residential area near Mettur!

Claim

Kaveri river flooded into Thangamapuri Pattinam residence near Mettur! People are stuck in a dangerous situation!

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Explanation

As 2 lakh cubic feet of water per second is released from the Mettur dam, a flood warning has been issued to the people in the coastal area. In this case, Junior Vikatan has published an old video as news saying, “People are trapped in a dangerous situation due to the flood from Kaveri river in Thangamapuri Pattinam near Mettur”.

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What is the truth?

The video posted by Junior Vikatan as the flood surrounding the residence in Thangamapuri Pattinam near Mettur was known to be taken in 2021 when the flood water entered the residence in Mandapalli village in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

Junior Vikatan mistakenly posted an old video taken during the floods in Andhra as Mettur but later deleted the post. However, many people are sharing Junior Vikatan’s news video.

The Kaveri catchment areas in Karnataka are receiving heavy rainfall again, increasing the water inflow from the Kabini and Krishnarajasagar dams there. Due to this, 2 lakh cubic feet of water per second is being released from the Mettur dam, causing flooding in the Kaveri river. Also, a flood warning has been issued to people in coastal areas.

Due to the increasing flow of water from the Mettur dam, there are some live reports that flood water has entered the coastal residential areas and agricultural lands in many places including Mettur and Bhavani.

Conclusion

The video posted by Junior Vikatan that the Kaveri river flooded the residence in Thangamapuri Pattinam near Mettur and people were trapped in a dangerous situation was wrong. It is understood that the video was taken during the floods in Andhra last year.

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