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Tamil Nadu incessant showers continue; schools to remain shut in 9 districts

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Tamil Nadu DGP C Sylendra Babu advised people through a video message to refrain from using televisions whenever there is a thunderstorm. In his video message, he mentioned dos and don’ts and requested people to keep their children indoors in order to avoid any bad happenings. Further, he also asked to be cautious about the lightning and thunderstorms.

“Thunderstorms with extremely heavy rain are likely to occur at isolated places over delta districts, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Pudukottai, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram and Puducherry and Karaikal. Thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at a few places over Chennai, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Thenkasi, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, and Chengalpattu districts,” the Met office said

“Thunderstorm with heavy rain is also likely to occur at a few places over Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Vellore, Ranipettai, Tirupattur, Tiruvannamalai, Thoothukudi, Kallakurichi and Karaikal area,” it added

In the wake of the IMD forecast, the Tamil Nadu Government has declared two days holiday, and all the schools and colleges in nine districts of Tamil Nadu will remain shut for November 10 and 11. The holiday has been announced in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, and Mayiladuthurai.

As per the reports till now at least 5 lives have been lost due to the heavy rainfall occurring in the state constantly. Therefore, the government has been taking strict measures to take the situation in their control and save the lives of people. 

“A red alert has been issued in Cuddalore, Viluppuram, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, and Karaikal for Wednesday. For Thursday, a red alert has been issued in the districts of Thiruvallur, Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Viluppuram, and Tiruvannamalai”: said Dr. S Balachandran, Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday blamed Greater Chennai Corporation over the inundation caused in the city due to their inefficient efforts which led to the failure of the state as a whole in preventing flooding in the city during rain. 

The High Court questioned the authorities about what they have been doing since the devastating 2015 floods. Despite the past failures why the situation has not yet been in control and further warned the civic body of suo motu proceedings if the situation continues like the same.

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