Heavy rains lash Tamil Nadu, vacation declared for faculties on Nov 15


Heavy rains lashed the coastal and inside districts of Tamil Nadu, owing to the incessant showers in a number of components of the state on Tuesday. The rains didn’t trigger main damages, nonetheless, water stagnation was reported in Chennai and different districts, officers conversant in the matter stated.

Commuters make their method amid rains on a waterlogged street, at Marina Seashore in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. (PTI)

The India Meteorological Division (IMD) issued an orange alert and forecast the potential for remoted heavy to very heavy rainfall within the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal on November 14.

After a low rainfall in October, Tamil Nadu had reported a 42% deficit rainfall. On Tuesday, Chennai’s Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam stations recorded a rainfall of 25mm and 35mm, respectively. Minister for catastrophe administration KKSSR Ramachandran stated that Chennai has acquired 19 cm of rainfall since October. “We’re nicely ready for the rains,” the minister stated in Chennai on Tuesday.

Greater than 4,900 aid camps have been arrange and the authorities have declared a vacation for faculties in seven districts of the state for November 15, the minister added.

Nagapattinam district recorded the very best rainfall of 17 cm within the state as of Tuesday, adopted by Cuddalore which recorded 12 cm rainfall.

Remoted heavy rainfall and gutsy winds as much as 55 kmph have been forecast for coastal Tamil Nadu in a number of districts, specifically Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Pudukottai and Ramanathapuram, and in Puducherry’s Karaikal. Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Chennai has forecasr heavy rainfall as much as November 15.

In the meantime, chief minister MK Stalin on Tuesday inspected work on the ‘state emergency operation centre’ in Chennai. He additionally directed deputation of a minister for every of the delta districts the place heavy rains have been forecast, reminiscent of Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, and Nagappatinam. Moreover, IAS officers have been deputed in 13 different districts to supervise aid and rescue operations.

The chief minister additionally spoke to S Balachandran, deputy-director basic of RMC over telephone to be abreast of the forecast over the following three days.

An advisory has been issued for 27 district officers, the place heavy rains have been forecast, to be ready to hold out the rescue operations. “About 400 NDRF personnel have been positioned within the districts of Tirunelveli, Coimbatore and Trichy and 200 NDRF personnel in Chennai for rescue operations,” the federal government stated in a press release.

Balachandran stated that seven locations throughout have acquired very heavy rainfall and 31 areas recorded heavy rainfall on Tuesday throughout Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. “There will probably be average rain in coastal areas of Tamil Nadu over the following two days and heavy rains have been forecast in Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Tiruvarur, Cuddalore, Villupuram and Puducherry,” he stated, including that Chennai is predicted to see average rainfall on November 15.



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