It is a red alert in the regions of Tamil Nadu, including the state capital Chennai and areas of Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur. The state is receiving heavy and deadly rainfall alongside speedy winds that are causing problems in the region.
Additionally, the red alert for extremely heavy rainfall is not in application in Chennai. However, the red alert for very heavy rain and the brisk winds still stay.
Earlier, the arrival of airplanes was on a halt considering the situation in Chennai. No arrival of planes was taking place at the airport till 6 pm. However, the departures continued as per their schedule. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had also said earlier that the state would continue to see heavy rain and winds for 3-4 days due to the crossing of depression formed in the Bay of Bengal.
The harsh weather is now responsible for taking away 14 lives. A lot of crops have been damaged. Lakhs of paddy crops are inside the water. Additionally, roads are waterlogged. And people are facing commuting problems in different districts of the state. Meanwhile, schools and colleges are also not open in the city due to the weather.
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Relief Work Going On In The Affected Places
The latest updates from the IMD say that the condition might improve in the state, and the depression will get weak by tomorrow morning into low pressure. Moreover, the heavy rains in both Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh will decrease by tomorrow. In addition, the IMD has also informed that the chances are that Andhra Pradesh will see more heavy rainfall than in Tamil Nadu.
The relief work is going on in the affected regions of the state. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has also expressed his sadness for the people who lost their lives due to the weather condition. He has also asked people to stay at home and stay safe. Moreover, he has also asked people to follow the rules as stated by the local authorities. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is also working to make the situation better for people on the ground. Fishermen are also to not to go fishing for some days keeping the weather in mind.
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