Chennai on alert after heavy rains forecast; schools and colleges shut

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October 30, 2017

CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU – Owing to the forecast of heavy rains in the next 24 hours, the Tamil Nadu government today declared that schools and colleges in districts – Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram will remain shut today.

October 30, 2017

CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU – Owing to the forecast of heavy rains in the next 24 hours, the Tamil Nadu government today declared that schools and colleges in districts – Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram will remain shut today.

The decision was taken by the education department after meteorological department predicted that heavy rains will pound the regions till Friday.

All schools, including privately managed institutions will remain closed in Puducherry and Karaikal regions also as the met department has forecast heavy rains, a senior education official said.

Puducherry and its suburbs were lashed by heavy rains today, inundating low lying areas and resulting in traffic jams at various points.

Following heavy rains, a 38-year-old man died when the wall of his hut collapsed near Orathanadu of Thanjavur.

Several parts of Chennai have been waterlogged following the rains leading to traffic snarl.

The Chennai Corporation has identified about 300 low lying areas, which will be prepared to shift people. One seventy five relief centres have also been set up.

Commuters complained about water stagnation. A usual 30-minute drive took over an hour today.

Dr. S Balachandran, drector, Area Cyclone Warning Center told media, "The cyclone formation is in the same place near Sri Lanka. There will be heavy rains in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu. The interior districts will experience moderate rainfall."


Courtesy/Source: Indian Today

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