The number of deaths caused due to rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu has risen to 12, ANI reported on Wednesday, quoting the state’s Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran.
Tamil Nadu has received more than 50% above normal rainfall between October 1 and November 10, the government authorities said, according to PTI. Fifty-three of the 90 reservoirs in the state were filled to 76% of their capacity.
The India Meterological Department said that a low-pressure area had formed over Chennai and nearby regions. The weather system is expected to turn into a depression on Thursday over North of Tamil Nadu bringing widespread rain to the state for the next three to four days.
The weather agency advised the fishermen to not venture into Bay of Bengal and Gulf of Mannar along and off the coasts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh till Thursday.
The Greater Chennai Corporation has urged the residents of Chennai to step out of their homes only in case of emergencies and ensure they have enough food and water.
More than 1,700 people have been moved to relief camps so far.
Tamil Nadu has been battered by heavy rain from the night of November 6, leaving several areas inundated. Images on social media showed cars submerged under water, uprooted trees…