IMD: Heavy Rain Till Tuesday In Tamil Nadu

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  • Heavy rain expected until Tuesday in Tamil Nadu.
  • Teachers and students seek for 20% syllabus reduction and examination postponing.
  • Rains to get more intense starting November 29.

Chennai: Heavy rain is expected in parts of Tamil Nadu until Tuesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The severity of the storm is expected to drop after Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Wind convergence would cause heavy to very heavy rainfall in southern districts like Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, and Ramanathapuram, it said, adding that moderate rains will fall in Chennai and other coastal districts.

Rains continued to fall in numerous regions of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry, flooding several localities, while some roadways and subways in Chennai were inundated, causing inconvenience and disrupting people’s daily lives. After persistent rains and waterlogging in numerous areas of the district, Chennai declared a vacation for schools and institutions on Monday. Dr Vijayarani, the Chennai District Collector, gave the order.

Teachers believe it would be impossible to finish the forthcoming state board syllabus within the time allotted, worrying that consistency will be lost when preparations are disrupted. With additional rain predicted for December, they seek a 20% reduction in the syllabus and examinations pushed out to April/May.

While sipping tea at a roadside tea stand, Chief Minister M K Stalin toured various flooded suburban areas, including Thiruverkadu in Thiruvallur District, and watched activities to drain flood water. He also talked with local residents and listened to their problems. Over 300 people were accommodated in a suburban school as Stalin distributed flood relief supplies, including vital goods and blankets, and met with officials to discuss the flood situation. The rains will get more intense starting November 29, according to the weatherman, and most locations in the south and north will have mild to moderate showers.

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