District administrations have declared a holiday for all schools in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur district on Tuesday, following heavy rains on Monday.
The North East monsoons have begun in full force in the state and the Meteorological department has stated that the rains will only intensify in the coming days. A circular issued by the district administration says that due to the above prediction, schools will remain shut on October 31 to ensure the safety of students. A similar announcement has been made in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur as well.
"We have been informed that there will be thunderstorm with rain tomorrow," says V Anbuselvan, the Chennai Collector. "In order to ensure safety of students, we have declared a holiday," he adds.
As far as precautions against waterlogging is concerned, the Collector assures us that preventive measures have been taken. "Storm water drains have been cleared and other precautionary action has been taken," he explains. "But today was the first day of rain. So after this, if there is stagnation anywhere, the corporation will check and fix the drains there," he adds.
According to skymetweather.com, showers will be seen over coastal Tamil Nadu and Chennai may receive a few moderate to heavy spells in the coming days.