‘Cyclone Mandous’: Holiday declared for schools and colleges in these district | TN Government Advice

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Holiday declared for schools & Colleges: Schools and colleges in Chengalpattu, Thiruvarur, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Ranipet, Perambalur, Thanjavur, Pudukottai including Chennai and some other districts in Tamil Nadu will remain closed on Friday (December 9) due to forecast of heavy rain in the wake of cyclone ‘Mandous’.

With Cyclone Mandous expected on Friday, holiday was declared for schools and colleges in eight districts of the state that day.

According to the news agency, the District Collector of several district has declared a holiday in all schools and colleges on Friday,

Cyclone Mandous Red Alert

Cyclone Mandous: TN on high alert, 24 districts declare holiday for schools amd colleges. The IMD has issued a red alert for three districts and Orange alert on 6 districts.

As Cyclone Mandus is expected to make landfall tomorrow night, we will look at the work that can be carried out, the work that has been done, which districts will receive rain, where the holiday will be, and the advice to be followed by the public. In the statement issued by the Indian Meteorological Department today, the deep depression that prevailed in the South West Bengal Sea and South East Bengal Sea yesterday has strengthened into a ‘Montus’ storm and is about 550 km south-east of Chennai.

It is reported to be stationary at distance and it is likely to move in West North West direction and cross the coast between Puducherry and Srihari Kota by midnight tomorrow (09.12.2022).

Due to this, heavy to very heavy rain may occur in various districts of Tamil Nadu for 4 days from today to Sunday, strong winds and land winds of 50 to 70 km per hour are likely to blow in coastal areas, India Meteorological Department has said.

Tamil Nadu Government, Public Notice:

  • As Cyclone ‘Montus’ is expected to make landfall on 9-12-2022 night, public is requested to avoid unnecessary travel.
  • No public should come out of their houses when the storm makes landfall.
  • General public is requested to purchase essential items, vegetables and milk in advance.
  • Buses and goods vehicles should not ply the roads during storm surge except for essential work.
  • The public is advised to avoid going to the beach.
  • They are asked to avoid standing under trees during strong winds.
  • They are requested to avoid taking selfies near water bodies and in the open during strong winds.
  • To stay safely in the relief camps, when advised by the district administration, it is requested to accept and stay in the relief camps.
  • Follow official instructions shared by India Meteorological Department, Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority (Facebook, Twitter), TNSMART app.
  • Radio and television should be regularly monitored for official information.
  • A first aid kit should be kept ready containing items such as candles, torch light, matches, batteries, band aid, dry food, drinking water, medicines and glucose. Following this, the Chief Secretary of the Government of Tamil Nadu consulted in detail with the senior officers of the department regarding the precautionary measures taken to face the storm, storm and heavy rain and preparedness of various departments and gave the following instructions. Accordingly, Tamil Nadu Government, instructions to higher officials:
  • 12 teams comprising 396 soldiers of National Disaster Response Force and Tamil Nadu Disaster Response Force have rushed to Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Cuddalore, Mayiladuthurai, Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram districts.
  • Commissioner of Metropolitan Chennai Corporation and concerned District Collectors Additional Chief Secretary / Commissioner of Revenue Administration to take all necessary precautions against heavy rains in their letter no. Instructions issued vide EE1 (4) / 558 / 2022, dated: 07.12.2022 should be followed.
  • Through 424 early warning systems set up in coastal areas, regular storm warnings should be given to the general public living in coastal areas.
  • Following the storm symbol that has formed in the Bay of Bengal, this should be carried out continuously as the warning has been given to the public through the Common Alert Protocol through text messages.
  • Precautionary messages should be provided regularly through TNSMART app and social media.
  • Adequate security personnel should be deployed to direct traffic through police in case of disaster.
  • Necessary boats and equipment should be kept in advance in vulnerable areas.
  • Fishermen should ensure that they do not go to sea for fishing until further notice.
  • Vulnerable areas should be continuously monitored by multi-disciplinary zonal teams.
  • Mobile crews should be organized with tree cutters and other equipment and adequate equipment should be kept for immediate removal of fallen trees due to strong winds.
  • Teams should be set up to maintain power poles, conductors and repair damaged power lines.
  • Sandbags, poles, emergency medicine should be kept in stock.
  • People living in vulnerable / low-lying areas should be rescued early and accommodated in relief camps and provided with basic facilities including food, safe drinking water and medical facilities.
  • Sufficient generators should be kept to provide uninterrupted supply of drinking water.
  • Distribution of milk and milk powder banned Adequate arrangements should be made in advance for uninterrupted supply of milk and milk powder.
  • Proper transport arrangements should be made for disaster-affected areas and for carrying relief supplies.
  • Ensure availability of essential commodities to the public.
  • Kitchens should be kept ready to provide food to the people staying in the relief camps and to the general public living in the affected areas.
  • Water availability and flow in dams and reservoirs should be continuously monitored. Adequate notice should be given to the public while discharging excess water.
  • Departments including Highways, Water Resources Department, Electricity Board, Fire Rescue Department should be ready for field work. It has been informed that according to the instructions of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, all necessary precautionary measures should be taken by the Chennai Metropolitan Corporation and the district administrations to face the storm and heavy rain.
  • Holiday declared for schools & Colleges: A day holiday has been announced for schools and colleges in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Vellore, Ranipet, Cuddalore, (Update) Perambalur, Pudukottai, Tanjore, Ariyalur, Salem districts tomorrow due to heavy rain warning. In Puducherry and Karaikal, two days of school and college holidays have been declared tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.
  • PSLVC. ISRO has released a photograph of Cyclone Mantus taken by ECO-06, a geodesy satellite launched on a 54 rocket. ISRO has informed that it is continuously monitoring the movement of Cyclone Mantus through geo-orientation satellites.

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