Heavy Rainfall In Many Districts Of Tamil Nadu; Schools, Colleges & Banks Are Shut On Dec 18

Tamil Nadu is witnessing incessant massive downpours. It is likely to continue today and tomorrow as well.

by Shreya Ghosh
Heavy Rainfall In Many Districts Of Tamil Nadu; Schools, Colleges & Banks Are Shut On Dec 18

It has not been long since parts of Tamil Nadu faced the harsh effects of Cyclone Michaung. After about 10 days, the state is again under the radar of poor weather conditions and constant heavy rainfall. Massive downpours are wreaking havoc in several districts of Tamil Nadu such as Tenkasi, Thirunelveli, and Thoothukudi. With rainfall lashing in several parts of this Southern state, areas are seeing waterlogging with citizens experiencing the worst nightmares.

Tamil Nadu Is Going Through A Rough Time

Taking to the X (formerly Twitter) platform, All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) shared some scary clips of waterlogged places.

Unfortunately, it is expected for the weather conditions to remain similar for the next time. Weather predictions state that there are chances of heavy to very heavy showers in a couple of areas over the Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, and Tenkasi districts of Tamil Nadu. Not just areas in this affected state, but many places in South India such as Karaikal and Puducherry are expected to face the same weather conditions.

On the night of December 17, 2023, the Thoothukudi district experienced crazy rainfall. Places are getting waterlogged terribly with incessant showers from Sunday morning. Some areas that saw massive downpours on Sunday are Ettayapuram, Kadambar, Kovilpatti, Surangudi, and Vilathikulam. About 40 lakes in Thoothukudi district’s Kovilpatti region are already full. With more rainfall, it has the scary risk of overflowing, according to a report by India.com.

Also read: Cyclone Michaung: Public Holiday Declared On Dec 5 As Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu Brace For Storm

அருள் மொழி (@asar_sk) shared a video of 2 buses driving on waterlogged roads.

The recent weather predictions by the India Meteorological Department are quite worrisome for Tamil Nadu and its people. Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in different parts of the state. Continuous rainfall in the next few hours will worsen the already existing terrible situation. The IMD has alerted Kanyakumari, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, and Tirunelveli districts for expected heavy showers. Not just massive showers, lightning and thunderstorms are likely to hit some areas in Karaikal, Puducherry, and Tamil Nadu.

Schools, Colleges & Banks Are Closed On December 18

Taking to the X (formerly Twitter) platform, ஷக்தி🦋✨️ (@ShakthiPrincess) shared a video of some heartbreaking glimpses of people struggling in the continuous rainfall.

Considering the alarming conditions in different parts and districts of Tamil Nadu, the state government announced a holiday on Monday for all schools, colleges, and private institutions in Kanyakumari, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, and Thoothukudi districts. Along with these, the government declared a holiday for banks and financial institutions in these four districts as well. These districts have not only been immensely affected by the change in weather but more rainfall is likely to take place in several parts. In between rainfall, waterlogging, and everything taking place in Tamil Nadu, the government decided to announce a holiday. Also, the Virudhunagar district declared a holiday for schools on Monday.

Also read: Cyclone Michaung: Yellow Alert For Tamil Nadu, Heavy Rainfall Likely In Andhra, Puducherry & More

Jojjabijjan  Sreenivas || ஸ்ரீநிவாஸ் (@i_sreenivas) shared details about the rain forecast for the next 2 days.

KKSSR Ramachandran, the Tamil Nadu Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management, shared how the government took precautionary measures by deploying 250 State Disaster Response Force and National Disaster Response Force in Kanyakumari, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, and Tuticorin districts. To help affected people with accommodation, there are about 4 camps in Kanyakumari, 1 camp in Tenkasi district, 2 camps in Thoothukudi, and 19 camps in Tirunelveli, according to a report by Hindustan Times.

It is a hard time for people suffering in this situation. We pray for everyone’s well-being.

Cover Image Courtesy: X (formerly Twitter)/ All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts)

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