TAMIL NADU RAINS: DEATH TOLL RISES TO 12, RED ALERT IN THE STATE, PUDUCHERRY

The rains in Tamil Nadu have not receded much and have affected several regions in the state on Wednesday. The low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal concentrated into a depression and is likely to cross the coast by November 11. In a new update from the Indian Meteorological Department, it said that the weather system is likely to cross north of Tamil Nadu and adjoining south of Andhra Pradesh coasts between Karaikal and Sriharikota by November 11, evening. 

 

Gagandeep S Bedi, the Chennai Corporation Commissioner said that the city should be expecting more rains in the coming days. The perpetual rain in the state picked up the pace by evening on 11th and became heavy in several regions in the state’s northern districts including Chennai and nearby Chengalpet, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Villupuram. “We’re expecting more than 250 mm of rain in and around Chennai in the next few days. We’ve taken a lot of steps. We’ve 492 major pumps which are working now,” he said to ANI. 

 

The state’s Minister of Revenue and Disaster Management, K K S S R Ramachandran said that the death toll due to the rain had become 12. Thirteen NDRF Teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, with five teams in Chennai. Three other teams are kept in reserve position for emergency help. 

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