Heavy rains are falling in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal due to the influence of Northeast Monsoon. Many areas, especially in the Chennai metropolis, are stuck in waterlogging. Low-lying areas and subways were flooded. As the rains are likely to continue for another three days, CM Stalin has ordered the officials to take emergency measures in the city. It is suggested that the staff of the control room should always be vigilant and stand by the victims. Chennai Corporation staff are pumping the water stored in many areas out of the city through heavy motors.
Witness, Chennai: On Wednesday, Varuna also created chaos across the state. It is known that heavy rains are falling due to the effect of the surface circulation formed in the Bay of Bengal along with the northeast monsoons. Orange alert has been announced in 14 districts recently. The Meteorological Department has clarified that these rains will continue till the 6th. It has been raining non-stop since Wednesday morning in Chennai city.
For two days..
Rains started in many districts from Monday evening due to surface circulation extending from Sri Lanka to western Tamil Nadu. Eight districts including Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Vellore and Ranipet received heavy rains on Tuesday and Wednesday. The highest percentage of 13 cm rainfall was recorded in Redhills area of Tiruvallur district. Thunderstorms occurred at many places in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikkal on Wednesday. Varuna disaster continued in 17 districts including Sivagangai, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapatnam, Mailadudurai, Pudukottai, Kanyakumari, Nilgiris, Coimbatore.
Instructions for anglers..
Meteorological Center officials have advised fishermen not to go fishing in the sea for the next 2 days due to heavy winds blowing at a speed of 50 kilometers per hour in the south-west Bay of Bengal. On November 1, 8 cm rainfall was recorded in Chennai. This is the third highest rainfall recorded in the month of November in the last 72 years, the Meteorological Center announced. Due to heavy rains, a holiday was declared for schools and colleges in Chennai, Ranipet and Tiruvallur districts on Wednesday. In Vellore, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Vellore and Villupuram districts, holidays were given only to school level students.
14 flights to Andaman canceled
There are seven flights from Chennai airport to Andaman every day. Also seven more flights will arrive from there to Chennai. As Andaman is a popular tourist destination, a large number of passengers travel by plane from Chennai. But due to fierce winds in the Andaman Sea, the planes are facing problems in landing. Similarly, monitoring work is going on at Andaman Airport. Due to this, the Chennai Airport authorities have announced that 14 flights between Chennai and Andaman will be canceled from Wednesday morning to the 4th. Similarly, those who have booked tickets on those days can change to another day.
Emergency meeting of ministers and mayor
An emergency meeting was held on Wednesday at Ripon Building, the office of the Chennai Corporation regarding the measures to be taken due to heavy rains. Ministers Subramanian, KN Nehru, Mayor Priya, Deputy Mayor Mahesh Kumar and officials of various departments participated. On this occasion, they discussed various measures and precautions to be taken in rain affected districts.
Congratulations to the corporation staff
Minister Subramanian disclosed that despite heavy rainfall in Chennai city, the situation is under control. He said that 200 temporary medical camps have been set up in Chennai city. In Chennai, huge 50-year-old trees were uprooted in Mylapore, Abhiramapuram, Triplicane and Raipuram areas, and the staff immediately removed them, he said.
On Tuesday night, 20,000 corporation staff worked hard and removed the standing flood water in the city from time to time, he said. He said that even on Wednesday, the stored water is being removed by motors. Meanwhile, the manager of the Southern Railway congratulated the Chennai Corporation staff on Twitter for taking action in such a way that there was no disruption to the trains due to the heavy rains falling in the state.
A 24-hour call center has been set up at the head office of the drinking water board for receiving complaints. In the wake of rains, people are advised to provide information on drinking water and sewage problems on phone numbers 044-45674567. 900 firemen have been deployed to help the people in Chennai due to heavy rains. It has been revealed that 40 boats have been kept ready to rescue those trapped in floods.
Water release from Pulal – Chembarambakkam
Heavy rains have increased the inflow to the ponds that supply drinking water to Chennai. 2,000 cubic feet of water reached the Pulal pond on Wednesday morning. The capacity of the pond is 21 feet and the water level is 19 feet. As a result, 100 cubic feet of water was released from the Pulal pond on Wednesday evening. The people of the catchment areas have been told to go to safe places. Similarly, 100 cubic feet of water was also released from the Chembarambakkam pond.
Varuna who hurt Netanna
Pallipattu: Weaving industry has suffered due to heavy rains. Life in Pallipattu, Arkepet and Tiruttani surrounding areas has become chaotic due to heavy rain. Loom work has stopped in the surrounding areas of Ammayarkuppam, Arkpeta Potadhurupeta, Sorakayapeta, Attima Manjeripeta, Buchireddypalle, Maddur, Srikalikapuram and Vediyangad. The Netannas complain that if the rain decreases, they will not have employment unless they dry the yarn and make padangs.
In Vellore and Tiruvannamalai..
Vellore: Roads and streets in Vellore and Tiruvannamalai are flooded with rainwater. Traders and buyers were in trouble as Netaji market was flooded. Electricity supply was stopped. In the Ambur area of Vellore district, the traffic was paralyzed after the ground of an old chinta tree collapsed. Minister Eva Velu said that special protection measures are being taken in the flood affected areas. Under the chairmanship of collector Amar Kuswa, the minister held a review with the officials of various departments in Tirupattur Collectorate.
CM surprise observation
Chief Minister MK Stalin made a surprise inspection of the state emergency control room at Elilagam, Chennai on Wednesday afternoon. CM received phone calls from people and inquired about their problems. Based on the CCTV cameras installed there, they reviewed the rain conditions in those areas.
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