Chennai sources made a statement that Chennai collector Shanmugha Sundaram has declared a holiday for all schools and colleges in the district on Thursday following predictions of incessant rainfall in the region. Meanwhile as per Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, "Intermittent Rain or Thundershower is likely to occur in and around Chennai likely heavy at times."
As per report it was stated that the Meteorological Centre's district rainfall forecast chart also predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in Chennai with a very likely occurrence probability. Furthermore it was stated that last year, in the first week of November heavy rains, had lashed Chennai throwing normal life out of gear.
Moreover a few days back, Cyclone Gaja had created havoc in many parts of Tamil Nadu killing as many as 11 people and later around 45 were killed due to the cyclone. Because of the cyclone Chennai schools and colleges were declared holiday yesterday for safety of people.
Events at Karunanidhi Statue opening! Yesterday, the late former DMK Chief M Karunanidhi's statue was unveiled at the Anna Arivalayam in Chennai, and besides, the already installed statue of Anna was also renovated. Congress senior leader Sonia Gandhi had arrived to the event and inaugurated the statue, and the event was graced by the Chief Ministers of three states, Chandrababu Naidu, Pinarayi Vijayan and Narayanasamy.
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