Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu to receive very heavy rainfall on Nov 10-11: IMD

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< img src ="https://timesnewsnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/0PO8Nz.jpeg"class ="ff-og-image-inserted"> Vijayawada: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu will receive heavy to really heavy rains on November 10 and 11, issuing an alert for both the states.

“Exceptionally heavy rainfall is likely over some parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on November 10 and 11 which might swamp roadways and low-lying areas, and trigger riverine flooding in some catchment areas,” the IMD bulletin stated.

As per the IMD alert, a cyclonic circulation lies over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining south Andaman Sea extending up to middle tropospheric levels. “Under its impact, a low pressure location is really likely to form over the southeast Bay of Bengal and area throughout the next 24 hr,” the bulletin read.

Anglers are recommended not to endeavor into these locations, the IMD said.

Meanwhile, the National Disaster Reaction Force (NDRF) has deployed more than 20 teams in both the states, with maximum numbers of teams released in Tamil Nadu.

NDRF Director General S.N. Pradhan said that his force’s focus was to prevent situations similar to the “metropolitan flooding that occurred in 2015-2016 (in Chennai)”. “The rains will primarily affect Tamil Nadu and Southern Andhra Pradesh. It is not anticipated to impact Kerala. According to the forecast, we have actually released NDRF groups,” the NDRF DG told news firm ANI.

“By Tuesday, more than 20 NDRF teams will be deployed in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Maximum teams (around 10-15) will be deployed in Tamil Nadu. A few teams will be kept in reserve position for additional assistance,” he added.

“We are in the preparation to deal with the circumstance in close coordination with state federal governments. We are deciding which put we need to deploy the exact variety of groups. But our focus will be on Chennai city,” Pradhan said.

Pradhan stated that 100 NDRF teams have been put on stand by across the nation, including that in case of any requirement, airlifting procedure will be embraced.

“Three battalions in Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh, Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu and Odisha have actually been asked to carry out the coordinated operation. A number of teams are being pressed from Vijaywada and Arakkonam and if we need more assistance, some reserve teams from Pune Battalion will be pushed. I am confident that such a condition will not take place however we are ready to send teams from across the country,” he included.

Heavy rains have been damaging Tamil Nadu because Sunday, with authorities sounding an initial flood alert to individuals as 3 city tanks were opened in a phased manner to release surplus water.

Four people have up until now been killed in rain associated occurrences in Tamil Nadu, news agency PTI reported.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin and guaranteed him of all possible assistance from the Centre in rescue and relief work.

In Chennai, the majority of roads and bylanes and an area of trains stayed waterlogged and continued to be closed. Traffic diversion too continued and road-users had a bumpy ride. A flooded city cops station (Adambakkam) needed to be shifted to another short-lived facility.

Electricity Minister V Senthil Balaji stated that out of about 44,50,000 power connections in the Chennai circulation circle, only 12,297 connections were disconnected, considering security. “Power supply will be brought back expeditiously with receding of flood waters and rains,” the Minister tweeted.



Released at Mon, 08 Nov 2021 23:26:28 -0600