Heavy rains lash Chennai suburbs, holiday for schools, colleges

While Chennai received mild rains, overnight heavy showers lashed the suburbs and neighbouring districts, resulting in traffic snarls on roads leading to the city. Met officials have predicted light to moderate spells for the next two days. Continue Reading

Rains to lash Tamilnadu for next three days

The city woke up to showers this morning and an official communique from the Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted the likely occurrence of heavy rains at isolated places over Tamilnadu and Puducherry for three days from today. Continue Reading

Corpn desilts drains in Alandur zone, residents rue of bad roads

With North East monsoon predicted to lash the city, the neighbourhood received good showers in the last few days. But the grim question lies here. Are we rain-ready? Partially no. While the corporation has desilted the stormwater drains and underway in a few areas, the residents are worried about battered roads and potholes. The local body officials reassure that there would be no repeat of 2015 episode. Continue Reading

Met dept predicts heavy rains in TN and Pondy; low pressure formed

Tamilnadu and Pondicherry are likely to get heavy rains due to the low pressure formed in Bay of Bengal, read a bulletin issued by the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) today. Continue Reading

Local bodies in suburbs take adequate measures to tackle rain

With the suburbs getting rain and more expected in the coming days, Tambaram Municipality has taken up adequate precautionary measures including constructing stormwater drains and identifying flood-prone areas. Continue Reading

More rain expected in Tamilnadu but red alert withdrawn

Speaking to reporters post the meet, the Minister, said,”A total of 15 IAS officers have been appointed to 15 zones of the Greater Chennai Corporation. They will be monitoring all the preventive measures for the upcoming rains. Also, on a war-footing, all the canals and storm water drains are being cleaned.” Continue Reading