No Relief For Chennai, More Downpur Expected Today


Chennai: No relief from heavy rains is expected for Chennai and its surrounding suburban areas, with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting a cyclonic circulation over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the likely formation of a low-pressure area around Tuesday. Meanwhile, state authorities have ordered schools and colleges in four districts to stay shut for the next two days as a precautionary measure.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has appealed to people, who had travelled to their native place from Chennai to celebrate Deepavali, to postpone their travel to the state capital by three days in view of the incessant rains.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to CM Stalin and assured all possible help to mitigate the crisis. “Spoke to Tamil Nadu CM, Thiru @mkstalin and discussed the situation in the wake of heavy rainfall in parts of the state. Assured all possible support from the Centre in rescue and relief work. I pray for everyone’s well-being and safety,” the PM tweeted.

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