The depression, centred about 50 km off the Vedaranyam coast, is likely cross the coast this evening between Vedanrayam and Pamban.The cyclone is named as“NISHA” .Tamil Nadu would continue to experience rains till Thursday said by the Meteorological office of chennai.
Police said most of the deaths were either due to electrocution or wall collapses.Chennai city is experiencing heavy rains since Tuesday night, from which there has been no respite.
Chief minister M Karunanidhi has instructed ministers, MPs and MLAs to involve themselves in flood relief work. In a statement, he said that the Tamil Nadu cabinet, at its meeting here tomorrow, would discuss the flood relief work and announce relief measures.
Reports from the Cauvery Delta districts, which bore the burnt of the rains, said standing crops in most areas are under knee-deep water. The death tolls to 32 as of the reports till this evening.Many affected due to this heavy rain.
Schools and colleges in several districts, including Chennai, have declared a holiday on Thursday and the exams in Anna University for tomorrow and day after tomorrow also been postponed.The dates will be announced later , said by Vice Chancellor of Anna Uviversity.