Puducherry rains: The territorial govt announced that all schools and colleges in Puducherry and Karaikal regions would remain closed on Nov 15 as rains continued to lash the regions
Puducherry rains: The territorial government on Tuesday announced that all schools and colleges in Puducherry and Karaikal regions would remain closed on November 15 also as rains continued to lash the regions, reported the PTI.
According to the news agency, Home Minister A Namassivayam said in a release that as there was no respite from rains, holiday has been declared for educational institutions on Wednesday.
Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan told media on the sidelines of a function today that all precautionary steps have been taken in the context of the current inclement weather, as per the PTI.
She appealed to the people not to venture out unnecessarily and said the government machinery is ready to rise to any exigency.
Chief Minister N Rangasamy visited some of the water-logged housing colonies here and directed the officials to pump out the water without delay.
District Collector E Vallavan said in a release that Puducherry registered 16 cm rainfall during the last twenty-four hours ending 8.30 a.m.
Control rooms were in place and relief camps were also opened to accommodate people in the affected areas in and around Puducherry.
Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued an Orange alert, indicating the possibility of isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall in the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal on November 13 and November 14, reported news agency ANI.
The coastal regions of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal are expected to experience rainfall between 115.6 to 204.4 mm, reported ANI.
"Orange Alert! The coastal regions of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal are expected to experience isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall (115.6 to 204.4 mm) on November 13th and 14th. Stay safe, stay informed!" IMD said in a post on X.
The Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, has issued a forecast for November 13 and 14 for the Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal areas.
"On November 13, light to moderate rain is expected at many places over coastal Tamilnadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal, and at one or two places over interior Tamilnadu. Thunderstorms and lightning are also likely at one or two places. Heavy to very heavy rain is anticipated at isolated places over Ramanathapuram, Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Cuddalore districts of Tamil Nadu, and Karaikal area. Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Sivaganga, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram districts of Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry are also likely to experience heavy rain, Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, Scientist P Senthamarai Kannan, said, reported ANI.
(with PTI and ANI inputs)