Heavy rains to lash Tamil Nadu, schools to remain closed on Monday
Chennai : The Tamil Nadu authorities have issued a red alert for the five districts in the state, including Chennai, saying that heavy rainfall will lash the areas for coming two days. Chennai has been witnessing the heavy rainfall since morning.
Amid continuous spells of rain and future forecasts, the Chennai district administration has declared a holiday for schools and colleges on Monday. The Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Agency (TNSDMA), meanwhile, announced that schools will also be closed in Chengelpet, Thiruvallur, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukkudi and Cuddalore.
Schools in Puducherry, too, will be shut on Monday.
Additionally, to combat the crisis situation, 176 relief centres have been set up across the city with 109 rescue boats for people in crisis. Community kitchens have also been set up to prepare food for the needy.
In 2015, more than 500 people had died due to floods in the state, which were generated due to northeast monsoon.