Tamil Nadu rains: State govt declares public vacation, PM Modi speaks to CM Stalin


Whereas most authorities workplaces will stay shut, non-public corporations have additionally been urged to both declare a vacation or enable their workers to earn a living from home on Monday.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has declared a public vacation on Monday, November 8, following heavy rains and inundation in a number of elements of the state together with Chennai. Whereas all authorities workplaces, barring these categorised as important companies, will stay shut, non-public corporations have additionally been urged to both declare a vacation or enable their workers to earn a living from home on Monday. A two-day rain vacation for all academic establishments declared on Sunday in 4 Tamil Nadu districts — Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur and Chengalpet, was prolonged to the districts of Vellore, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Ranipet, Thanjavur,  Tirupatur, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Perambalur, Karur amongst others.

The Chennai Metro Rail additionally introduced that it was extending its timings just for Monday, November 8, in view of the vacation declared by the state authorities as a consequence of heavy rain. The metro shall be operated from 5.30 am to 11 pm with a spot of 10 minutes all through the day, the CMRL mentioned.

Aided by cyclonic circulation throughout monsoon, Chennai and close by areas skilled intense rains in about 24 hours, resulting in inundation of most areas within the metropolis on Sunday and opening up of sluice gates of three metropolis reservoirs to set free surplus water. For the reason that begin of the Northeast monsoon in October, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry areas have skilled about 43% extra rainfall. Very heavy rains lashing town in about 24 hours comes after about six years, whereas different areas of Tamil Nadu acquired gentle, and or reasonable rainfall.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Spoke to Tamil Nadu CM, Thiru @mkstalin and mentioned the scenario within the wake of heavy rainfall in elements of the state. Assured all potential assist from the Centre in rescue and reduction work. I pray for everybody’s well-being and security (sic).” Chief Minister M Ok Stalin inspected a number of inundated areas together with prime officers together with Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu and directed authorities to take swift motion to empty flood water.

Stalin, together with cupboard colleagues distributed flood help, together with rice, milk and blankets to folks in affected areas, housed in short-term shelters. He directed officers to expedite rescue and reduction work.

Rainwater entered a number of homes in elements of neighbourhoods within the metropolis and suburbs, together with Saidapet, Velachery, Ambattur, Korattur and Vyasarpadi, bringing again reminiscences of the deluge of 2015 within the metropolis. Folks have been evacuated in inflatable boats by catastrophe response groups from among the places.

Most metropolis and peripheral roads got here below sheets of water and a number of other timber have been uprooted, resulting in visitors diversions and disruption in transport companies. Folks waded via ankle deep water to succeed in close by outlets to purchase important commodities.


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With PTI and IANS inputs


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