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Tamil Nadu rains updates | November 28, 2021

Submerged Madley Road Subway, T. Nagar during the heavy rain on November 28, 2021. | Photo Credit: R. Ragu
The Hindu Net Desk 28 November 2021 09:25 IST
Updated: 28 November 2021 22:49 IST

Heavy rain may shift to southern districts on November 29; cyclonic circulation over the Comorin area and the adjoining Sri Lanka coast in the lower level may move and emerge in the Arabian Sea by November 29.

After pummelling the north coastal areas, the heavy rain may shift to south Tamil Nadu on November 29. The intense rain may take a break from November 30, and decrease gradually.

The cyclonic circulation over the Comorin area and the adjoining Sri Lanka coast in the lower level may move and emerge in the Arabian Sea by November 29. Officials of the India Meteorological Department said that while the easterlies over the coastal areas would push moisture into the land, the moving weather system would bring in south-westerly winds.

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On November 28, rain lashed several coastal districts. Puducherry, Kalavai in Ranipet district and Cuddalore recorded 7 cm between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. More areas of Chennai went under water as rain pounded the city and its fringes. Meenambakkam recorded 6 cm, West Tambaram, 4 cm, Ennore, Villivakkam, Taramani, Chembarambakkam, Sathyabama University and MRC Nagar, 2 cm each, and Nungambakkam 1 cm, were among the localities that recorded a significant amount of rainfall till 5.30 p.m.

In the 24 hours ending 8.30 a.m. on November 28, Pamban and Mandapam in Ramanathapuram district and Mamallapuram received a very heavy rainfall of 11 cm each. Schools and colleges in many districts, including Puducherry, Karaikal, Thoothukudi and Tiruvallur, have declared a holiday for November 29.

Here are the updates:

8:43 p.m.

Holiday declared for schools in Ranipet, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, and Mayiladuthurai districts.

6:30 p.m. | Puducherry

Holiday declared for schools and colleges on Monday and Tuesday in Puducherry and Karaikal following forecast of heavy rains.

5:47 | Chennai

Fire and Rescue personnel pumping out water from the submerged Rangarajapuram two wheeler subway on Sunday due to heavy rain.

Fire and Rescue personnel pumping out water from the submerged Rangarajapuram two wheeler subway on November 28, 2021 due to heavy rain. | Photo Credit: B. Velankanni Raj

 

5:39 p.m. | Tiruvarur

Schools to remain closed in Tiruvarur district following meteorological prediction of heavy rainfall.

5:33 p.m.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur over Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore districts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal area in the next 24 hours, according to an update by the IMD at 3.45 p.m. IST.

 

5:09 p.m. | Chennai

The Greater Chennai Traffic Police has tweeted the following:

I. Water logged areas and Traffic diversions:-

i) Rangarajapuram Two wheeler subway - Traffic closed.

ii) Traffic bas been restricted due to the accumulation of rainwater in Madly subway (2 ft).

iii.) K.K.Nagar Rajamanar Road - Traffic closed and diverted towards 2nd avenue.

iv) Valasaravakkam, Thiruvallur Salai (Mega mart road) - Traffic closed and diverted towards Keshavardhani road to reach Arcot road.

v) Vani Mahal to Benz Park - Traffic closed and diverted towards Habibullah road and Raghavaiah road.

vi) To facilitate the drain water work at Anna main Road in front of K.K.Nagar G.H, the traffic intending towards Udhayam theatre are allowed in the opposite direction.

Similarly, at Udhayam jllllction the heavy vehicles from Kasi point and intending towards Anna main Road is diverted towards Ashok pillar.

Vii.)Traffic from Medavakkam to Sholinganallur is restricted but diverted to Sholinganallur via Kamatchi Hospital.

5:01 p.m.| Chennai

Residents fishing in Stagnated rain water at  Cholambedu main road, Thirumullaivoyal.

Residents fishing in Stagnated rain water at Cholambedu main road, Thirumullaivoyal on November 28, 2021. | Photo Credit: M. Vedhan

 

5 p.m. | Thoothukudi

Waterlogging at Kathirvel Nagar in Thoothukudi

Rain waterlogging at Kathirvel Nagar in Thoothukudi on November 28, 2021. | Photo Credit: N. Rajesh

 

4:59 p.m.| Tiruchi

Members of Fathima Nagar residents welfare association distribute food packets to residents as the area remains inundated after water from the Kudamuruti overflows into the locality in Woraiyur.

Members of Fathima Nagar residents welfare association distribute food packets as the area remains inundated after water from the Kudamuruti overflows into the locality in Woraiyur in Tiruchi on November 28, 2021. | Photo Credit: M. Srinath

 

4:35 p.m.| Chennai

Chennai grapples with traffic diversions as roads, subways brim with rain water

Residents of Chennai and suburbs are grappling with inundation as many roads and subways are closed for traffic, while surplus water continued to be released from reservoirs.

It has led to traffic diversions at many places and disruptions in the government run bus transport services.

Roads and bylanes in the city and suburban neighbourhoods, including Rajamannar Salai in KK Nagar brimmed with flood water, while subways, including the Madley and Rangarajapuram, were closed for traffic.

Water logging up to one feet was seen in most locations and road margins, including the arterial GST Road, while water stagnation was about two feet in some parts of areas like Madipakkam and over two feet in locations that fall under suburbs like Peerkankaranai.

For assistance, people may call the 24x7 toll free number 1070 (State-level control room in Chennai) or 1077, the number for control centres in districts. Also, residents in Greater Chennai Corporation areas may call 1913 to register complaints.- PTI

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1:10 p.m. | Chennai

Chief Minister Stalin visits flood affected area in Chennai, distributes relief material

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin visits flood affected areas at Ganapathy Street, Thirumullaivoyal in Chennai on Sunday. | Photo Credit: Vedhan M.

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin distributed food and relief materials to flood affected people at Thirumullaivoyal in Chennai on November 28. | Photo Credit: Vedhan M.

 

1:00 p.m. | Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli District monitoring officer Apoorva and District Collector V. Vishnu inspect flood affected areas.

Tirunelveli District monitoring officer Apoorva and District Collector V. Vishnu inspecting the flood affected areas in Tirunelveli town on November 28. | Photo Credit: Shaikmohideen A.

 

9:01 a.m.

Districts record moderate to heavy rains

Many weather stations recorded moderate to heavy rains till 7.30 a.m. on Sunday.  Ramanathapuram recorded heavy rains of 9 cm and Karaikal 8 cm. Chennai Nungambakkam recorded 4 cm of rainfall- Tamil Nadu Bureau

8:00 a.m. | Chennai

Chennai may set a new record for November rainfall

Chennai may be on the verge of recording its wettest November in 100 years, and may set a new record.

With the city receiving 10 cm rain on November 27 morning, Chennai’s rainfall for the month stood at 98 cm. According to India Meteorological Department’s data, November 1918 holds the all-time record with 108.8 cm of rain.

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7:40 a.m. | Coimbatore

People living in low-lying areas advised to move to camps

The Salem district administration has advised the public living in low-lying areas to contact the district administration and move to safe places identified by the administration.

In a release, District Collector S. Karmegham said that several water bodies in the district have filled up due to the recent rain as surplus water is getting released. He advised the public to exercise caution as inflow continues to increase to water bodies in the district. The Collector advised the public to use only bridges while crossing waterbodies.

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7:15 a.m | Madurai

‘Around 8,000 cusecs of water released in Vaigai’

The heavy rain in Madurai city and peripheries for the last two days had steadily increased water storage and all the tanks had water up to 75-90% of their capacity, said Collector S. Aneesh Sekhar here on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters, he said PWD authorities had released 7,000 to 8,000 cusecs of water into the Vaigai and hence people should stay away from the river course. Despite the heavy rains, the district largely remained safe as it recorded below average rainfall, he said, adding water entered houses in low-lying places in Melur area.

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