✅Parts of Chennai under Water After Heavy Rain, Schools Closed

Witness, Chennai: In the Bay of Bengal Due to the effect of surface circulation trough, Tamil Nadu is facing heavy rains. The low-lying areas were waterlogged due to the rains on Thursday and the authorities have been alerted as the rain will continue for four more days. Holidays have been announced for educational institutions in 14 districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. In the middle of the night, Chennai was flooded with heavy rain.

Many colonies in the capital Chennai have been flooded and the drainage system has been severely damaged in many places. Water has reached the roads. Several vehicles were destroyed in knee-deep water at Puliantop in North Chennai. The locals are facing difficulties. Along with Chennai, red alert has been announced for Vellore, Tiruvallur, Kallakurichi, Salem, Ranipet and Tiruvannamalai districts.

The Meteorological Center has warned that heavy rains are likely to occur in this district on Friday. The authorities were alerted by this. Officials revealed that more than five thousand relief camps have been set up. Out of which 169 camps have been set up in Chennai. Officials have deployed more than 2,000 personnel to participate in relief operations.

Changed weather
Even though Bhanu appeared for a while on Thursday morning, the atmosphere changed completely. The whole city is clouded. It rained heavily in the evening. Heavy rain is likely to occur at some places in Chennai after Friday afternoon. The Meteorological Department has warned that heavy to very heavy rains may occur in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Kallakurichi and other districts of the delta region. The Weather Center has warned that Varunu is likely to cause havoc in Chennai on Saturday as it approaches the Vaygundam coast. Due to this effect, it will rain for 4 days in the coastal districts.

The respective district administrations have widened the precautionary measures so that they are ready to face any calamity. Warnings have been issued to fishermen that the effect of tornadoes in the sea will be high and they should avoid hunting. Fishermen in several coastal districts of the state have shifted their boats to safer areas due to wind warnings. Typhoon warning number 1 has been hoisted on the coast of Palawarekadu.

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