Heavy rains continue to batter Tamil Nadu, schools, colleges to remain shut in Ramanathapuram

Heavy rains continue to batter Tamil Nadu, schools, colleges to remain shut in Ramanathapuram

Normal life has been disrupted in several parts of Tamil Nadu as heavy rains continue to lash the state for the past 24 hours.

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Updated: Oct 22, 2019, 07:45 AM IST

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New Delhi: As rains continue to lash parts of Tamil Nadu since the last 24 hours schools and colleges in a few districts in the state will remain closed on Tuesday following an order from district collectors. 

In Ramanathapuram, a holiday has been declared in all educational institutions due to heavy rainfall in the district. The District collector of Nilgiris too has declared a holiday for all schools in view of heavy rains. Yesterday, district collectors of Coimbatore and Kanyakumari had ordered all schools and educational institutions to remain shut following forecast of heavy rains. 

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Normal life has been disrupted in several parts of Tamil Nadu as heavy rains continue to lash the state. On Monday, regional meteorology center had issued a red alert to the administration in The Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni and Dindigul districts. As per regional weather office, heavy rainfall will lash the state during the next five days with North East Monsoon becoming active. The northeast monsoon, which accounts for about 48 percent of Tamil Nadu‘s annual rainfall, set in across South India on October 16.

Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places in hilly areas of Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni and Dindigul districts. 

Meanwhile, the Dindigul administration also issued an advisory to the tourists to not visit turist destinations in Kodaikanal hill for the next two days as a precautionary measure. 

In the Nilgiris district, landslips were reported from at least in 10 places following rains during the last two days. In Chennai and surrounding areas. the Met office said the sky condition would be cloudy and light to moderate showers likely to continue.

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