Roads submerged after heavy rains in Tamil Nadu. (Photo: PTI)
Normal life has been affected as heavy rains continue in various parts of Tamil Nadu. Five people died and over 60 houses were damaged in rain-related incidents. People are facing many problems due to water logging. Along with filling water on the roads, brakes have also been put on the speed of traffic. Due to the water logging, the drivers of the vehicles are facing a lot of difficulties.
Due to the heavy rains, many reservoirs were flooded and the roads looked like overflowing rivers. An alert has also been issued for people living in low-lying areas in some parts of the state. On the current weather conditions in Tamil Nadu, DDGM of IMD Dr. S. Balachandran said that there is a possibility of light to heavy rain at some places today. While there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rain on Wednesday.
Red alert issued for many districts till 9-11 November
“The fishermen have been advised not to venture towards south Andhra, Tamil Nadu coast and adjoining Sri Lanka coast from November 9 to 11,” he said. Balachandran said that a red alert has been issued for today in Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Karaikal. While red alert is in force in Cuddalore, Viluppuram, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram and Karaikal for Wednesday. He said that for the 11th red alert is going on in Tiruvallur, Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Viluppuram, Tiruvannamalai.
For today, red alerts issued are for Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Karaikal;
For tomorrow, Cuddalore, Viluppuram, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, Karaikal;
For 11th, Thiruvallur, Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Viluppuram, Tiruvannamalai: Dr S Balachandran, DDGM-IMD, on TN weather pic.twitter.com/8FP0oTESyR
– ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2021
Heavy rain expected in 13 districts during next 24 hours
Most of the roads and streets in Chennai are waterlogged. The low-lying areas were flooded up to two feet. Traffic was also affected due to this. In view of security, power supply has been stopped in many localities. A police station affected by the flood had to be converted into a temporary building. At least 75 trees were uprooted in the city. Monsoon rains continued intermittently throughout the day. Meanwhile, Southern Railway said that minimum services will be available in Chennai suburban area on November 9 due to rain and water-logging.
According to the Meteorological Department, there is a big danger in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. A cyclonic storm can reach here in the next 24 hours. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert indicating heavy rain in 13 districts of Tamil Nadu for the next 24 hours. At the same time, in some areas, the process of heavy rain may continue till November 11.
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