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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Most of the inundated streets in Tamil Nadu are in its capital city Chennai, which is expected to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall for the rest of the day
  • NDRF director-general SN Pradhan informed that as many as 13 teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, and three have been kept as reserve
  • All educational institutions in Puducherry, schools, and colleges, will continue to be shut till Thursday

After heavy rains, several roads in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have reported waterlogging. Reportedly, most of the inundated streets in Tamil Nadu are in its capital city Chennai, which is expected to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall for the rest of the day. In Chennai and five other districts in Tamil Nadu, a red alert has been issued for November 11. The districts include Tiruvallur, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai, Kanchipuram, and Chengalpattu.

Taking to Twitter, NDRF director-general SN Pradhan informed that as many as 13 teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, and three have been kept as reserve. Of the 13 teams, 11 teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu and two in Puducherry. Five NDRF teams have been allocated in Chennai, and one each in Madurai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Cuddalore, and Nagapattinam. Meanwhile, one team each has been deployed in Puducherry and Karaikal (also in Puducherry).

Talking to the media, Additional DGP of Puducherry, Anand Mohan informed that police are in ‘full preparedness’ and will commence the evacuation process for people living in the low-lying areas. He added that teams of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and state disaster management have been deployed at all vulnerable regions of the Union territory.

Nearly, five people are already dead. Meanwhile, state revenue and disaster management minister KKSSR Ramachandran said 538 huts and four houses were destroyed owing to extreme rain. All educational institutions in Puducherry, schools, and colleges, will continue to be shut till Thursday.

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