Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights: After nearly five days of rainfall battered the city, which according to meteorologists was five times more than normal, residents can now breathe a sigh of relief as the intensity of rain is likely to be less for the next four days.
However, Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts of Tamil Nadu are likely to receive heavy rainfall today and tomorrow (November 14 and 15).
Mayiladutharai, Nagapattinam, Karaika, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukkottai and Salem are likely to receive isolated heavy rainfalls on Sunday.
On Saturday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin visited rain-affected regions for the seventh consecutive day to provide relief measures. The CM commenced his assessment from Kurunjipadi Panchayat Union in Cuddalore district and later visited Adoor Agaram as well as the tsunami residential colony in Tharangampadi and Kesavanpalayam. He distributed rice, blankets and essentials to the affected people and also house-site pattas worth Rs 5.22 lakh to 18 Adi Dravidar families, PTI reported.
Meanwhile, a 65-year-old man, who runs a children’s home in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district, has been arrested on charges of sexually harassing minor children, Aladi police said. The accused, identified as Jesudass Raja, also serves as the correspondent of a private school at Virudachalam in the district.