Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rains Live News: At least five people have died in Tamil Nadu in the recent spell of rains, caused by a low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal. State Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandra said two people died in Tiruvannamalai and three in Ariyalur, Dindigul and Sivaganga districts, respectively. At least 152 cattle have died and as many as 681 huts and 120 houses have been damaged.
A red alert has been issued in the coast districts on Tamil Nadu on Saturday by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), which has warned of isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall. It also said Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram, Karikal, Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai and Mayiladuthurai, apart from Puducherry and Karaikal, would receive rains till November 29.
Schools and colleges have been closed in 21 districts of Tamil Nadu following incessant rains for the past 24 hours. According to an official order, educational institutions in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Kallakurichi, Tuticorin, Nellai, Ramanathapuram, Pudukottai, Tanjore, Thiruvarur, Nagai, Cuddalore, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Trichy, Villupuram, Salem, Thiruvannamalai, Vellore, Ranipettai and Kanchipuram districts will remain closed on Saturday.