Tamil Nadu Rains Updates: Tirunelveli Schools Shut, Ongoing Relief Efforts Amidst Continued Downpour
Tamil Nadu Rains Updates: Tirunelveli Schools Shut, Ongoing Relief Efforts Amidst Continued Downpour

Tamil Nadu Rains Updates: Tirunelveli Schools Closed as Rain Continues in Tamil Nadu until 26th December - The recent heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in several districts of South Tamil Nadu, including Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, and Kanyakumari, leading to severe flooding. As the relief efforts persist, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts ongoing light to moderate rains across Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal until December 26.

According to IMD reports, "Light to moderate rain is expected in certain areas of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal from December 21 to 26, 2023."

Here are the key highlights of the situation in Tamil Nadu:

All schools in Tirunelveli district will remain closed on December 21. However, colleges will operate normally except for those serving as relief camps.

NDRF teams are actively providing food and aid to individuals stranded in the waterlogged KTR Nagar area in Tuticorin.

A group of Central government officials visited Tamil Nadu to evaluate the extensive damage caused by the unprecedented floods and rainfall in the southern districts.

Chief Minister MK Stalin plans to inspect the progress of relief and rescue operations in Thoothukudi district today. Normal life remains disrupted due to heavy inundation and road blockages in various areas. Although flight operations resumed at Thoothukudi airport, power restoration is pending in multiple parts of Thoothukudi and its surroundings.

CM Stalin met PM Modi on December 19 in Delhi, seeking interim relief of ₹2,000 crore for rain-affected districts.

The Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, NDRF, TNDRF, Fire and Rescue Services, and police personnel are actively engaged in relief efforts. Chief Secretary Shiv Das Meena mentioned the involvement of 10 helicopters, 323 boats, and the distribution of 27 tonnes of food materials.

In areas with strong water currents hindering boat usage, helicopters are deployed to deliver food aid to affected residents.

A special train carrying stranded passengers from Srivaikuntam reached Chennai on Wednesday. These passengers had been stuck at Srivakuntam Railway station for nearly three days due to heavy rains since December 18.

The unprecedented rainfall on December 17 and 18 resulted in the loss of 10 lives across Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Tenkasi, and Kanyakumari districts, causing extensive devastation.

Kayalpattinam in Tuticorin district recorded the highest rainfall, with a staggering 1,192 mm in two days, while Tiruchendur received 916 mm.

The situation remains critical in several parts of Tamil Nadu, requiring continued support and relief efforts to aid those affected by the adverse weather conditions.

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