Chennai schools, colleges shut today; city to receive more rainfall

Tuesday, October 31 2017

Chennai schools, colleges shut today; city to receive more rainfall

Chennai schools, colleges shut today; city to receive more rainfall Chennai schools, colleges shut today; city to receive more rainfall Source : SIFY 13:24 hrs Chennai : Heavy rains continue to lash Chennai since Monday morning with several parts of the city being waterlogged. Schools and colleges remained shut as the weather department predicted heavy to very heavy rains in the city and other parts of Tamil Nadu. Several places like Anna Nagar, Medavakkam, OMR are witnessing traffic snarls and jammed roads due to waterlogging. Owing to a cyclone formation over the Bay of Bengal, the weather department has issued an alert for the coastal districts of heavy rainfall. — (@vikatan) October 31, 2017 Residents have complained of the sewage mixing with the rainwater adding to the troubles. They also fear the increasing dengue fevers from contaminated water. Another issue that troubles the minds of the people is the patched electrical cable works with hanging wires that has left several parts of the city into darkness and bring a fear of rise in accidents due to electrocution. "Chennai records the highest rainfall of the year and again typical rainy start expected while we go to office today. South Chennai, OMR, Tambaram belt could see heavy rains. Other parts of Chennai too will get rains," predicts Pradeep John, Tamil Nadu's weatherman. As per weathermen at Skymet Weather, hefty showers are expected to continue for at least three to four days, which means until November 4. However, the rains come as a good news to the Chennai residents, who have faced water shortage for many months now.
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