Due to the continued heavy rain that falling since last night. Rain vacation declared for schools in 8 districts of Tamil Nadu. Including Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, and Tiruvallur. The delta 8 districts of Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, and Nagapattinam have also closed their colleges.
A few days prior, the north east monsoon had begun. In sixteen districts, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected throughout the course of the next four days.
Per the Mr. Balachandran, Deputy Director, MET Centre in Chennai, “Chennai’s Nungambakkam got 80.4 MM, the third greatest rain received on the 1st of November in 72 years.” Up to 4.5 CM were received in the Nagapattinam district until 5:30 this morning.
Chief Minister M. K. Stalin
Who today reviewed monsoon preparedness across the state. Emphasised the MET department’s forecast of 35 to 75 percent more rain. This season and urged district administrations to be ready with relief and emergency operation plans. Keeping ready hospitals, schools, mobile phone services, and relief centres.” There haven’t any significant reports of flooding in Chennai to now. Although the city did experience catastrophic flooding and water logging during the most recent north-east monsoon.
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The governing DMK then blamed the previous AIADMK administration for the issue. Shortly after assuming office developed a 964 crore massive plan to create storm water drains to remedy. This monsoon season will serve as a litmus test for how effectively the civic body is working.
The colony has shown a noticeable improvement
Gagandeep Singh Bedi, Commissioner of Greater Chennai Corporation. Recently stated “We have taken several measures to lessen flooding because last year was really difficult for us. If there is a lot of rain, there may be water logging, but the water will eventually drain.” The 964 KM long network of storm water drains is either complete or nearly complete. According to the Chennai Corporation, with the exception of long-term projects that put on hold due to the monsoon.