Tamil Nadu

TN rain: holiday declared for schools in nine districts

D. Rathna, Collector, Ariyalur..

D. Rathna, Collector, Ariyalur..   | Photo Credit: hand out

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Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Nagapattinam, Perambalur, Tiruchi and Karur continued to get intermittent showers.

Following incessant rains, seven district districts in Tamil Nadu have declared a holiday for schools on Tuesday, October December 3, 2019.

The district administrations of Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Perambalur, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Thoothukudi , Tiruvarur, Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga districts have declared a one-day holiday for all schools in the districts.

All schools will remain closed in Ariyalur district on Tuesday due to heavy rain, according to Collector D. Rathna.

Most parts of the district received heavy rain for the last one week. More than 75% of the tanks in the district have already reached to their maximum level.

With some parts of the region such as Jayamkondam in Ariyalur districts and parts of the delta receiving rains for four consecutive days, apprehensions were raised on possible breaches on tanks and inundation of standing crops. In most parts of the delta districts such as Tiruvarur and Thanjavur, the rain subsided on Sunday. However, parts of Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Nagapattinam, Perambalur, Tiruchi and Karur continued to get intermittent showers.

In Ariyalur district, Ponneri, spread over 700 acres with a capacity to hold 114 million cubic feet, in Jayamkondam union filled up on Sunday prompting Collector D. Rathna to inspect the release of about 850 cusecs of surplus water from the tank.

In Tiruvarur, heavy rain that has lashed several parts of the district for four days since November 27, has left standing paddy crop inundated in a few thousands of acres in the district.

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