Due to heavy rainfall orange alert has been issued by the Metrological department for a few districts in Tamil Nadu, including Chennai and Cuddalore. Tamil Nadu CM Stalin visits rain-affected areas in Chennai.
Predictions for the severe rainfall in Chennai, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, and Puducherry are continuous. The meteorological department has issued an orange alert for Chennai and Cuddalore for heavy to severe rains till Tuesday morning. Chennai's Nungambakkam received heavy rainfall of 7.3cm of rainfall till morning. Some places of Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts had rainfall of heavy to very heavy intensity during the last 24 hours.
In Cholavaram 13cm, Sriperumbudur and Kundrathur 7cm, and Poonamallee 9cm rain was recorded in the whole Day. On Sunday, Chennai received 20 CM of rain which led to waterlogging in the city. The Authorities have closed all the Schools for the next two days. Government offices also remained closed. CM MK Stalin has appealed to private firms also for declaring holiday or allowing employers to work from home.
Health Minister Ma Subramanian said Chennai experienced 20 cm rain in about 12 hours since last night. According to IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) data, the rainfall ranged between 10cm and 23 cm in Chennai and its suburbs. According to data, this rain will continue for the next 2-3 days. An orange alert has also been issued in the 14 districts of Tamil Nadu, this includes Nagapattinam, Ranipet, Salem, Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai, Mayiladuthurai, Villupuram, and state capital Chennai. PM Narendra Modi has already spoken to Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin and necessary steps are being taken.