Chennai News Live updates: RMC issues red alert for Chennai on Thursday – The Indian Express

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A woman wades through a waterlogged street following heavy rain at KM Garden in Purasaiwakkam, in Chennai, last week (PTI)

Chennai News Live updates: The Regional Meteorological Department (RMC) has issued a red alert in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Ranipet districts on Thursday (November 18).  The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated places over Kanyakumari district till tomorrow. All the educational institutions have been given holidays. The average rainfall in Tamil Nadu on Sunday was 109.53 mm.

In another news, two persons were injured and several feared trapped after a two-storeyed building collapsed following an explosion of a stock of firecrackers and chemicals, at Nehruji Nagar near Sivakasi, on Monday. Police said the explosion took place around 3 pm in one of the houses on the ground floor of the building.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure to eradicate waterborne diseases in areas that are flooded due to heavy rains in the city in the past few days, Tamil Nadu health department, in association with Greater Chennai Corporation, has set up mobile medical units.

Health Minister Ma Subramanian launched the scheme at flooded areas like Pulithivakkam, Senganiyamman Koil in the Sholinganallur constituency on Monday. He said that through the scheme, medicines would be delivered to people at their doorstep. Through the state’s flagship programme ‘Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam’, 37,43,015 people have been benefitted, he said.

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