Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Rains: Authorities in Chennai said they are prepared.
The state governments in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are braced after the weather office on Sunday sounded heavy rain alert for the two southern states amid constant downpour in several parts over the last few days. In Tamil Nadu, at least three people have died in the last few days in the rain-related incidents. Schools are closed in Chennai, Tuticorin, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram today.
"Due to low atmospheric pressure, there will be heavy and moderate rain in almost all the districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry," said N Puviarasan, Director, India Meteorological Department Chennai, on Sunday.
After heavy rains battered Puducherry over the past few days, Governor Dr Kiran Bedi took stock of the situation by visiting affected areas on Saturday. Accompanied by her team, Dr Bedi paid a visit to Rainbow Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Indira Gandhi Square and Natesan Nagar.
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Among those who died today in Coimbatore wall collapse, two are children. Ten women were killed, news agency PTI reported
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely to occur at isolated places over Kerala, Lakshadweep and coastal and south interior Karnataka over the next two days, says weather office, news agency ANI reports
"Due to convergence of strong northeasterly winds, the ongoing heavy to very heavy rainfall activity over Tamil Nadu is very likely to continue during next two days," the India Meteorological Department said today.
The state government has announced a relief of Rs four lakh for the families of those killed in Coimbatore wall collapse.
Fifteen people are feared dead after a wall collapsed in a village this morning in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district amid heavy rain.
Three people had earlier died in Tamil Nadu in different parts in rain-related incidents.
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