Red alert for Chennai, surrounding districts due to heavy rainfall :
The India Meteorological Department has kept up with the high alert given in Chennai and its encompassing locale for November 18. As the city is probably going to get an incredibly weighty downpour. Downpour will proceed over Tamil Nadu till November 21. The Chennai municipal corporation, meanwhile, has advised people to stock essentials for the next two days and also urged people not to venture out unnecessarily.
The IMD has also issued a red alert for Chennai and the other four neighboring districts- Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Cuddalore, and Villupuram for Thursday as the low-pressure area is gradually moving towards the coast from the south-east. It has forecast ‘very heavy rain’ warning for some North Tamil Nadu districts and South Andhra Pradesh districts.
In the interim, the water release from Chennai’s Chembarambakkam and Puzhal supply has been expanded to 2,000 cusecs. Following the weighty precipitation figure in Chennai and adjoining areas for Thursday. Individuals living along the banks of these supplies have been alarmed. The civic body has also asked residents to take due precautions. The rains, adding that 600 motor pumps have deployed in case there is a need to drain water out of inundated areas.
The city received over 40 cm of rainfall in just a week due to heavy rains last week. Three reservoirs – Red Hills, Sholavaram, and Chembarambakkam – that supply drinking water to the city are getting ready to release surplus water. Meanwhile, the water discharge from Chennai’s Chembarambakkam and Puzhal reservoir has increased to 2,000 cusecs. Following the heavy rainfall forecast in Chennai and neighboring districts for Thursday. The people living along the banks of these reservoirs have alerted.
The weather office further advised fishermen against venturing into the sea. “Fishermen not advised to venture into the west-central and southwest Bay of Bengal. Along the coast of north TN and south Andhra from November 18 onwards,” a senior official said. In its update, the MeT said the low tension region over Southeast Bay of Bengal currently lies over Southeast and connecting Southwest Bay of Bengal with the related. Cyclonic course reaching out up to 5.8 km above mean ocean level. The heavy spell of rain over the past two weeks has submerged standing agricultural crops. On at least 1.45 lakh acres and horticultural crops on 6,000 acres.