CHENNAI: The Regional Meteorological Centre on Tuesday has put out a red alert for Chennai and neighbouring districts, just less than a week after the city was pounded with rains.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal and Coastal Andhra Pradesh, to be encountered on Wednesday and heavy to very heavy rainfall, with extremely heavy falls over northern Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal and south Coastal Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.
The downpours last week affected many places in the Cauvery delta region with thousands of hectares of crops getting ruined.
In the meantime, CM M K Stalin notified an amount of Rs 300-crore, for repairing roads, stormwater drains, and for other infrastructures, which was destroyed during the recent downpour. He furthermore announced a compensation of Rs 20,000 per hectare towards crops that were damaged which was prepared for harvesting, and Rs 6,038 per hectare to farmers to help them to replant the spoiled ones.