MET department issues warning to TN and Puducherry fishermen not to venture into sea till 11 Nov
Heavy rain has disrupted normal life in several parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The Regional Met department has forecast that a low-pressure area is likely to be formed in the South East Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours.
The Met department has warned that there would be continuous rain over Tamil Nadu Coast for another three days. NDRF teams have been deployed in Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu, and Madurai districts of Tamil Nadu for rescue and relief work.
The India Meteorological Department advised the fishermen of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, not to venture into the sea till 11 November due to bad weather condition.
Since today morning Incessant heavy rain lashed Puducherry and its suburbs disrupting normal life in the Union Territory. Several low lying areas like Rainbow Nagar were inundated and vehicular traffic was badly affected as the roads were flooded with rainwater. Water entered into the huts causing miseries to the inmates. Crops in rural areas were submerged with rainwater.
The Forest Minister Theni. Jeyakumar visited the affected places and reviewed the situation. The DGP and ADGP also inspected the Sellipattu check dam. Taking bath in the water bodies is strictly prohibited. The official machinery was geared up to pump out water from low lying areas and to undertake rehabilitation works.
The Karaikal District Collector Arjun Sharma visited the water bodies and low-lying areas to assess the situation. An emergency meeting was also held in Karaikal to work out the modalities to face the grim situation. Transport Minister Chandra Priyanka, Najim MLA, District collector, and line department officials participated.
The Puducherry administration declared a holiday for schools and colleges for tomorrow also. Puducherry received 82.01 millimeters of rainfall in the last 12 hours ending at 0800 hours, this morning and Karaikal received 47.8 mm.