Chennai to witness more rains today, schools declare holiday

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Chennai: After a brief hiatus from the incessant rains, Chennai and other parts of coastal Tamil Nadu witnessed another spell of heavy downpour on Friday evening. Educational institutions including schools will remain closed on Saturday.

As the heavy spell and waterlogging led to fears of a repeat of the December 2015 deluge, the AIADMK government sought to dispel such rumours.It asked people not to pay heed to rumours on social media that many lakes and reservoirs around the city were about to surplus and that the excess water would be released.”Do not spread and believe in rumours #work from home and 3rd Nov leave is 2 avoid traffic jams n (and) to avoid any untoward incident(sic),” the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Agency tweeted.

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