Tamil Nadu Braces for Heavy Rains: Schools Closed, Anna University Exams Deferred – Times of India

Tamil Nadu Braces for Heavy Rains: Schools Closed, Anna University Exams Deferred - Times of India

Bad weather Tamil Nadu: The Tamil Nadu government has declared a holiday for schools, colleges and private institutions in Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanyakumari and Tenkasi districts. Heavy rain.
In response to the inclement weather, Anna University has postponed the semester examinations in four districts, including Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi and Tuticorin. Also, the distance education exams scheduled in Nagercoil have been postponed, the revised schedule will be notified later.
Thoothukudi has faced severe waterlogging due to continuous heavy rains, which has raised fears of rising water levels in lakes and rivers. According to IMD forecasts, heavy rainfall is expected in certain districts including Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, and Thoothukudi.
As a result of the heavy rains, 40 lakes in the Koval belt have reached their full capacity, causing water to overflow. Efforts to control the flow of water include the use of sandbags and JCB machines in areas such as Koslipatti and Inam Maniachi.
Rajesh, district development officer of Thoothukudi district informed about the situation and said that 40 lakes are full in Kovalpatti panchayat. Precautions are being taken, and officials are monitoring the lakes for possible violations.
The Tamil Nadu Government has posted in the state prioritizing security. Disaster Response Forces (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Tenkasi districts. Relief Camps have been established for the accommodation of the affected persons.
Tamil Nadu’s Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, KKSSR Ramachandran stressed the government’s commitment to the safety of the people, adding that ministers and IAS officers are monitoring operations in the affected districts. The Chief Minister has advised vigilance at the spot and additional disaster response force has been deployed.
In Tirunelveli, flood-affected people have been shifted to Thachanalur relief camp, where essential necessities and food are being provided. Tuticorin and Tenkasi districts are also receiving heavy rains, disrupting normal life. The Meteorological Department has warned of gale-force winds in the eastern coastal areas and the Gulf of Mannar.
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Heavy rains driven by cyclonic circulation have wreaked havoc in Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari. Life is disrupted, and flooding is widespread, especially in Tirunelveli and Nagercoil.
The Madurai Railway Division has deployed additional staff at Kovalpatti to meet ticket refund demands for four southbound trains terminating there. Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) buses are helping the stranded passengers.
A number of trains run at Kovalpatti for short periods, including the Chennai Egmore – Tuticorin Pearl City Express, the Nizamuddin – Kanyakumari Tirukramal Express, the Madurai – Panalur Express, and the Chennai Egmore – Tirunelveli Express.
Due to flooded Tirunelveli yard and ballast washout at Srivikantam, complete and partial train cancellation in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin. 93 cm of rain was recorded in 24 hours at Kayalpatnam in Tuticorin.
The Tamil Nadu government has declared a public holiday in Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Tenkasi and Kanyakumari districts due to heavy rains.
45,000 cusecs were released into the Thamirabrani river from reservoirs in the Tirunel Valley district. Due to insufficient rainfall in the catchment area, the water level in Gitana Nidhi Dam has decreased, reducing the release from 6657 cusecs to 4053 cusecs.
The district administration of Theni has declared school and college holiday on Monday in view of heavy rain.

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