CHENNAI: Heavy rain buffering coastal Tamil Nadu, a minister has said his state is better at managing the rain as compared to the United States and the United Kingdom.
Tamil Nadu’s Municipal Administration Minister SP Velumani said on Tuesday that it rained in Bengaluru recently, earlier it rained in the UK and US and we were told it was flooded everywhere. He said that our system is better than those of developed countries”.
Schools in Chennai and other several coastal Tamil Nadu districts will remain shut for the second day today after the meteorological office warned of heavy rain in the region.
At 5:30 4cm of rain was measured and it is raining overnight. Schools are shut today in Kancheepuram, Nagapattinam, Tiruvallur and seven taluks of Cuddalore. Government announced that the colleges were remained open.On Tuesday, a woman died in Cuddalore, 190 km from Chennai, after a wall of her home collapsed.
The capital city of Tamil Nadu has remained largely free of water-logging, many suburbs faced water-logging with traffic jams. Weather forecasters said that the heavy patch could continue for another two days. Many residents fear that the heavy drencher could lead to a repeat of the 2015 floods in the state that killed at least 150 people. That year, Chennai was submerge after the heaviest rainfall in all over a century.
D Jayakumar, Fisheries Minister, said on Tuesday that there is no need to worry as the government is prepared. “We have the capacity to handle the situation like the foreign countries. We are prepared,” he said.