Chennai: The northeast monsoon has been pouring in various districts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, for the past 20 days. In Chennai and the southern district of Kanyakumari demonic rain bleached.
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As a result, Chennai city and suburbs were flooded. In Nagercoil, heavy rains caused severe damage in various parts of the surrounding area. Good rain fell in many places like delta districts, Kongu zone.
Extremely heavy rain
It has been raining for the last few days and again heavy rains are pouring in many places. It is raining heavily especially in the southern districts. Heavy rains are expected in Madurai, Nellai, Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram districts. Heavy rains lashed the Thoothukudi districts in particular. Heavy rains lashed several places in the district including Srivaikuntam, Kovilpatti, Thiruchendur, Arumuganeri and Nazareth.
Red Alert Alert
Thiruchendur alone received 18 cm of rain in the last 8 hours. Thoothukudi district received 24 cm of rain. Due to heavy rains, flood water infiltrated into the Thiruchendur Murugan Temple.
Holidays for school and colleges
Schools and colleges in Nellai, Virudhunagar, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi and Perambalur districts will be closed tomorrow due to heavy rains, the respective district collectors said. Similarly, schools and colleges in Pudukottai, Ariyalur, Theni and Dindigul districts will be closed tomorrow.
Red Alert for 6 districts
The respective district collectors have announced that only schools in Madurai, Ramanathapuram, Thiruvarur and Sivagangai districts will be closed tomorrow. The Chennai Meteorological Department has issued a Red Alert for 6 districts namely Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Nellai, Ramanathapuram, Pudukottai and Nagai due to the possibility of heavy rains.
Schools and colleges in 9 districts have been closed due to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu. Holidays are left only for schools in 3 districts. Chennai Meteorological Department has issued Red Alert for 6 districts namely Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Nellai, Ramanathapuram, Pudukottai and Nagai
Story first published: Thursday, November 25, 2021, 20:32 [IST]