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Parts of Tamil Nadu, Chennai waterlogged; red alert issued

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 13th November, 2022 12:56:01 PM
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Chennai and several other parts of Tamil Nadu are yet to get respite from rain as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more downpours accompanied by thunderstorms on Sunday. The Met department has also issued a red alert in parts of the southern state, PTI reported.

In latest visuals shared by news agency ANI, rain has been battering Chennai and many of its neighbouring regions since morning. Many of these areas are inundated owing to heavy rainfall since Friday.

Schools have been directed to stay shut in various districts, including Tiruvallur, Madurai, Sivaganga and Kancheepuram. In Madurai, Kancheepuram and Trivallur, colleges have also been asked to stay closed due to incessant rainfall.

Chennai and other districts of Tamil Nadu have been grappling severe rainfall woes since the start of this month. On November 1, Chennai recorded 8.4cm rainfall, which was the highest downpour the city has witnessed in 30 years.

The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Chennai had announced the onset of northeast monsoon in Tamil Nadu on October 29.