CHENNAI: After the heavy downpour in Chennai last night leading to floods, the state is going to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall with thunderstorms for the next five days. The Schools and colleges in the city will remain shut for next two days.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Chennai announced, “A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining the equatorial Indian Ocean extending up to 4.5 km above mean sea level. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around 09th November 2021. It is likely to become more marked and move towards north Tamil Nadu coast during the subsequent 48 hrs.”
The southern parts of TN and coastal areas will get heavy showers in the upcoming days. The Chennai city including northern TN will get uninterrupted rain for the next 48 hours. The city is already waterlogged. Water from three major reservoirs Poondi, Puzhal and Sembarambakkam were released today.
TN Chief Minister M.K.Stalin supervised the flood-prone areas in Chennai and ordered speedy rescue and relief operations. Several temporary relief camps were opened in the city providing food and shelter. The preventive measures were taken across the state.