1. Chennai Rains Live Updates: Schools, colleges in rain-hit Tamil Nadu closed; heavy showers expected

Chennai Rains Live Updates: Schools, colleges in rain-hit Tamil Nadu closed; heavy showers expected

Chennai Rains Live Updates: Parts of Tamil Nadu and the state capital have been witnessing heavy showers. The incessant rains have affected normal life. It has been learnt that schools and colleges have been closed since 31 October due to rains as in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts.

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Chennai Rains Live Updates: Parts of Tamil Nadu and the state capital have been witnessing heavy showers. The incessant rains have affected normal life. It has been learnt that schools and colleges have been closed since 31 October due to rains as in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts. According to reports, the Met department forecast heavy to very heavy showers in north coastal Tamil Nadu today. It said Wednesday’s low-pressure area over Sri Lanka and adjoining south West Bay of Bengal now lies over South West Bay of Bengal off the Lankan and Tamil Nadu coast. “Rainfall activity will continue over north coastal Tamil Nadu with heavy to very heavy rain over Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chennai districts during the next 24 hours,” a special bulletin said. Flight operations at the city airport were normal, airport officials said.

Track Live Updates of Chennai, Tamil Nadu rains:

3:21 PM: K P Anbalagan, Tamil Nadu Minister: Now we have worked out Rs 600 crore master plan which will work in various ways to drain out the water.

2:58 PM: KP Anbalagan,Tamil Nadu Mininster, Rain has come all of a sudden. This is nature’s fury, you must understand. We’re working on a war footing to clear water.

2:52 PM: Tamil Nadu Minister KP Anbalagan visited water-logged areas in Chennai’s Kovilambakkam.

2:45 PM: Massive water-logging can be seen at  Sunnambu Kolathur area of Chennai.

(ANI)

2:36 PM: A local while talking to the reporters said,”We are facing a tough situation, moreover this happens every year. Government has to take steps towards betterment.

12:43 PM: Watch this video

12:40 PM: Bright sunshine in many parts of the city and its neighbourhood this morning gave way to dark clouds by the afternoon on Thursday, with rains resuming in several areas here after a lull.

12:35 PM: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami had taken stock of the rain situation on Thursday, a day after two children were electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire submerged in water, in Kodungaiyur locality.

12:30 PM: Watch this video

12:25 PM: Torrential overnight rains for about ten hours brought this metropolis and neighbouring districts of Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur to a grinding halt, paralysing normal life completely.

12:20 PM: Watch this video

12:15 PM: Areas like Vyasarpadi and Otteri in North Chennai, parts of West Anna Nagar in Central Chennai and Madipakkam in South Chennai are facing heavy water-logging.

12:11 PM: As a result, bus, taxi, auto and suburban train services were affected. Flight operations at the city airport were normal, airport officials said, according to reports.

12:08 PM: Heavy traffic congestion and serpentine queue of vehicles were seen at the arterial Kathipara grade separator, Guindy intersection, Saidapet and all along till Velachery through the Raj Bhavan point.

12:05 PM: While heavy water-logging hindered free movement of vehicles, a “signalling snag,” hit train services between the St Thomas Mount and Kodambakkam suburban section since 9.30 pm. Services were restored at 3.20 am today, Railway officials said.

12:00 PM: Watch- Current situation in Chennai

11:55 AM: Incessant rains continue to disrupt normal life in Chennai, visuals of water-logged streets from Boat Club area.

11:50 AM: Torrential overnight rains for about ten hours brought this metropolis and neighbouring districts of Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur to a grinding halt, paralysing normal life completely.

11:45 AM: Schools and colleges, which are closed since 31 October due to rains, have been shut today as well in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts.

11:40 AM: The Met department forecast heavy to very heavy showers in north coastal Tamil Nadu till Saturday.

11:38 AM: It said Wednesday’s low pressure area over Sri Lanka and adjoining south West Bay of Bengal now lies over South West Bay of Bengal off the Lankan and Tamil Nadu coast.

11:33 AM: “Rainfall activity will continue over north coastal Tamil Nadu with heavy to very heavy rain over Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chennai districts during the next 24 hours,” a special bulletin issued at 8.30 am said today.

11:30 AM: The mild, intermittent showers post noon yesterday became moderate and then heavy in some pockets last night inundating several more neighbourhoods including West Mambalam and the Guindy Industrial Estate.

 

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