Chennai, Tamil Nadu rain: Red alert issued:
The India Meteorological Department declared on Thursday that the cyclonic dissemination was over. The southwest Bay of Bengal off the south Sri Lanka coast may not escalate into a low-pressure region. Be that as it may, it would keep on bringing precipitation of extremely substantial force over south Tamil Nadu and progressively cover north seaside and connecting areas till November 29. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has anticipated ‘weighty. To amazingly extremely substantial precipitation’ in Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram, Pudukottai, and Nagapattinam regions of the state.
A red alert for heavy rainfall has issued for five districts of Tamil Nadu. By the weather department and schools and colleges have closed in 22 districts after several areas were flooded, officials said today. Due to incessant rains, a holiday has declared for schools and colleges on Friday in Ramanathapuram, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Perambalur, Tiruchirapalli, Theni, Dindigul, Ariyalur, Virudhunagar, Pudukkottai, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Villupuram and Tiruvarur districts.
In other districts including Madurai, Sivaganga, Kallakurichi, Chengalpet, Kancheepuram, Tiruvannamalai, Tiruvallur, and Namakkal, a holiday has declared for schools. The rainfall which lashed southern districts on Thursday spread to most of the northern coastal districts, including Chennai. The city has been recording widespread intense spells with short breaks since Thursday night. Incessant rains lashed Thoothukudi and Tiruchendur, among other areas, on Thursday evening. The weather station in Kayalpattinam, Thoothukudi district recorded 31 cm of rain. While Thoothukudi received 27 cm and Tiruchendur got 25 cm of rainfall.
As many as 620 residents were provided accommodation and food in flood shelters at five localities of the city. A total of 91 flood shelters have opened for residents in low-lying areas near major waterways such as Kosasthalaiyar, Adyar, Cooum, and Buckingham canal.