Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu from the last few days resulted in flooded roads and normal life was thrown out of gear. Chennai is likely to witness heavy rainfall in the evening. A depresseion was formed over the Bay of Bengal, so heavy rains are expected to continue in the state for at least the next two days.
The India Meterological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for 20 districts in Tamil Nadu including northern Chennai, Villupuram, Tiruvallur, Chengelpet, Kancheepuram, Ranipet and Cuddalore districts on Thursday.
The Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority (TNSDMA) has released a flood advisory for the districts of Thoothukudi, Villipuram, Tirunelveli, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore and Chengalpettu as heavy rains have been predicted for November 11.
Tamil Nadu state government has declared a holiday for schools and colleges on November 11 in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Chengelpet, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Mayiladuthurai districts.
IMD said that, “Depression lies about 430 kilometres east-southeast of Chennai and 420 km east-southeast of Puducherry. It is very likely to move northwestwards and reach near north Tamil Nadu coast by the early morning of November 11. Thereafter, it is likely to cross the coast by the evening of November 11.”
The weather system is likely to cross north Tamil Nadu and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Karaikal and Sriharikota, close to the north of Puducherry, by the evening of November 11, the meteorological department said.
Chennai is facing many problems due to heavy rains. These bring back memories of 2015. It is all known knowledge that Chennai experienced a very worst situation due to heavy rains in 2015.
See how Tamil Nadu is….
— Shabbir Ahmed (@Ahmedshabbir20) November 11, 2021
— Mugilan Chandrakumar (@Mugilan__C) November 11, 2021