What has happened to nature! IMD issues red alert for Chennai and four other districts
Savdhaan! Heavy rainfall today; IMD red alert for Chennai and other 4 districts
IMD signals red alert for Chennai and other 4 districts of North Tamil Nadu. Read the full story to know more about it:
The IMD has issued red alert for Chennai and other 4 neighbouring districts -Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Cuddlier and Villupuram for Thursday as low pressure gradually moving towards the coast from South-east. It has forecast some ‘heavy rains’ warning for North Tamil Nadu districts and South Andhra Pradesh districts.
The Chennai municipal cooperation meanwhile, has advised people to stock essentials for next two days and also urged people not venture out unnecessarily.
The forecast of Chennai said “Sky condition is generally likely to be cloudy. Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places.” The IMD has forecast the possibility of light and thunderstorms with moderate range of 5mm to 15mm per hour on Wednesday.
The heavy spell of rain over the past two weeks has submerged standing agricultural crops on at least 1.45 lakh acres and horticultural crops on 6,000 acres.
The heavy rainfall last week covered entire city under sheets of water including downtown and heavily inundated several parts of neighbourhoods including Velachery and rainwater-entered state run hospitals in KK Nagar and Chrome pet authorities to shift patients to the facilities. Fearing damage, several residents of deluge hit-Ram Nagar in Madipakkam parked their cars on nearby Velachery flyover’s margin or underneath similar facilities nearby.
Earlier on Thursday, overnight rain in Tamil Nadu city had lashed over the 15 hours, flooding major roads and neighbourhoods, disrupting power supply of almost 65,000 houses and halting flight arrivals for almost six hours.
According to the state government reports 14 people were killed in rain-related accidents in Tamil Nadu.
So if you live in Tamil Nadu or in other 4 districts then please follow IMD guidelines for safety of your own life and your loved ones.
By Line: Divya Thearia