Heavy rainfall alert in Tamil Nadu, schools remain shut today


SHIVAGANGA: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that widespread rainfall is expected to batter isolated places of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on Tuesday.

As per the report, heavy rainfall is expected here due to the influence of an active easterly wave as predicted by IMD.

From the past few days, these regions are continuously receiving downpour, forcing district administration to announce the closure of all schools in Tamil Nadu's Sivaganga today.

“Apart from these areas Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep are also likely to receive heavy downpour throughout the day”, India Meteorological Department predicted in its All India Weather Summary and Forecast Bulletin.

The weather forecast agency further predicted that rainfall is likely to reduce in Peninsular India from today onwards.

"The dense fog is very likely in isolated pockets over plains of Uttarakhand, Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during morning hours on December 3," the IMD further states in its Bulletin.

The heavy rain has left several sub-urban areas of Chennai waterlogged, which include Shozhinganallur, Pallavaram, Tambaram, Nanmangalam and Selaiyur. Several places in Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Thoothukkudi districts have also been waterlogged.

As per the media report, the rain has partially submerged more than 100 houses in the outskirts of Chennai and City Corporation has opened helplines for people, who need assistance to drain out the water.

Tamil Nadu Industries Minister M C Sampath had visited the flood-affected areas in Cuddalore district and said actions have been taken for draining the water.

The Central government’s Water Resources department also had sent a warning to Tamil Nadu Government about increasing water levels in the state.

According to the media report, the water storage level in Chennai’s major reservoirs such as Chembaramkkam, Poondi Sathiyamoorthi, Redhills and Cholavaram have been increasing since Friday.


With inputs from Agency

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