Chennai, December 2: Due to heavy downpour for last few days, the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority has declared holiday for schools and colleges in Tiruvallur, Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram on Monday, December 2. Holiday has also been declared for schools in Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore and Chennai. Tamil Nadu Rains: Five Die As Delta Districts Hit by Heavy Showers, IMD Predicts More Downpour in Next Two Days.
The India Meteorological Department's Chennai regional centre has predicted more spell of rains in the next 24 hours. "Thiruvallur, Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Thoothukkudi, Ramanathapuram and Tirunelveli districts in Tamil Nadu would receive extremely heavy rainfall (above 20cm) in the next 24 hours," IMD said. Heavy Rainfall Lashes Parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karnataka Due to Active Western Disturbance, IMD Predicts More Rains.
Holiday declared for tomorrow in schools & colleges in Puducherry in view of heavy rainfall forecast in the area. https://t.co/CjPTLkF8l2
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Till now, five people have lost their lives in the rain-related incidents since Saturday. In Cuddalore, over 1,000 people living in low-lying areas have been evacuated. In Chennai, several major roads were waterlogged.
Director of area cyclone-warning Centre, N Puviyarasan said, "In the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Sunday, Sathankulam in Tuticorin district recorded a maximum of 19 cm of rainfall followed by Cuddalore 17cm, Tirunelveli 15cm, Kancheepuram 13cm." He added that more rainfall is expected in the next 48 hours.