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Today Date : Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Heavy rains continue in TN

Heavy rains continue in TN

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that rainfall would continue to lash for another three hours in 13 districts including Chennai.   With the onset of Northeast monsoon in the state, heavy rain has been lashing Chennai and its surrounding areas since Monday night. As a result, water has logged at several places including Egmore Tamil road, Nungambakkam, Poonthamalli highways, Parrys corner, Vadapalani, Mylapore and Koyambedu, thus causing inconvenience to the motorists.

As works to construct storm water drains are underway at many places , rain water is flowing on the roads and the continuous rainfall has interrupted the ongoing repair works. Areas including Arugampakkam, Koyambedu, Kasimedu, Royapettah, Guindy, Vadapalani, Ennore, Anna salai, Nungampakkam, Saidapet and Marina beach road were found cleared of rain water on Tuesday morning.  

The corporation, meanwhile, had started the works to pump out the logged water on the roads. The corporation has deployed more than 20,000 workers to clear the roads off water and uprooted trees. The corporation had kept 420 motor pumps ready for use and removed uprooted trees at 25 places.

The corporation has also announced helpline numbers - 1913, 044-2561 9206, 044 - 2561 9207, 044 -2561 9208 – and a WhatsApp number - 94454 77205 - to register rainfall related complaints. Residents are also asked to register their complaints through ‘Namma Chennai’ mobile application or through their Twitter account.

The IMD has said that rainfall would continue to lash for next three hours in 13 districts including Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Villupuram and Thiruvanammalai districts. The department has also predicted continuous rainfall in Nilgiris, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Ranipet, Vellore, Karur and Tirupattur districts.  

District administrations have declared holiday for schools in Chennai, Chengalpet, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Thanjavur districts due to heavy rainfall, while Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam district collectors had announced holiday for both schools and colleges in their respective districts. Fishermen were warned not to vent out into the sea.

Due to the rainfall, two people died in Chennai. While Shanthi had died after the balcony wall of her house in Pulianthope collapsed due to the rain, an auto driver Deventhiran had died of electrocution near Vyasarpadi in the city.