Chennai Rain News Live: Orange alert in Chennai; schools, colleges shut as heavy rain expected today – The Indian Express

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Commuters wade through a waterlogged area following heavy rain in Chennai, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rain Live News: Following intense rainfall and waterlogging on Sunday, schools and colleges in the Tamil Nadu capital and 22 other districts will remain shut today.

The IMD has predicted more rain in the coming days. It has issued an orange alert in 14 districts, including Cuddalore, Villupuram, Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Ranipet, Tirupattur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Kallakurichi, Tiruvannamalai and Salem districts of Tamil Nadu.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Chief Minister MK Stalin to discuss the situation in wake of the heavy rainfall in parts of Tamil Nadu. The Prime Minister assured Stalin of all possible support from the Centre in rescue and relief work in the southern state.

The observatories at Nungambakkam in Chennai and Meenambakkam in the suburbs recorded 21.5 cm and 11.3 cm of rain respectively, as of 8.30 am Sunday — making it the heaviest rain that the region has reported since 2015.

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