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Red alert withdrawn for Chennai after heavy rainfall, flight ops resume Chennai rains
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Red alert withdrawn for Chennai after heavy rainfall, flight ops resume

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 Nov 2021, 08:36 pm

Chennai/IBNS: The red alert for heavy rainfall, which was issued for eight districts of Tamil Nadu, was withdrawn on Thursday evening after the depression that triggered the alarm, and led to widespread flooding in Chennai and other parts of state weakened.

Chennai airport has also resumed normal operations after suspending all arrivals between 1.15 pm and 6 pm amid fears of crosswinds.

The red alert was issued for Chennai and the Tiruvallur, Ranipet, Vellore, Salem, Kallakurichi, Tirupattur, and Tiruvannamalai districts.

It was withdrawn after the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the depression had weakened.

It added that the southern Andhra Pradesh coast is likely to receive heavy rainfall.

Schools and colleges were closed in Chennai and other districts of Tamil Nadu  for a fourth straight day.

Several areas in Chennai remained waterlogged for a fifth straight day after battering Tamil Nadu districts overnight untill Wednesday morning.

According to media reports, 14 people have died in rain-related incidents .

The government had urged people to stay indoors as much as possible.

The NDRF deployed 11 teams in Tamil Nadu and two in Puducherry, with five more on standby.

Two more have been sent to Andhra Pradesh - one to SPS Nellore and one to Chittoor.