`Nada' ushers in happy tidings for parched TN

After a month-long wait, the northeast monsoon finally brought its first spell of rain parched Chennai on Thursday . The cyclonic storm Nada is weakening into a depression and is expected to make landfall near Karaikal around 6 am on Friday .
There was intermittent rain in Chennai through the day . There may not be much to rejoice as weathermen have forecast the showers to last only until Friday evening. The city, which has a 90% (62cm) shortage of rainfall this monsoon, recorded 3.5cm rain on Thursday .
Four teams of the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force have reached Cuddalore and Nagapattinam districts to take up relief work.
Tangedco has deputed 2,000 workers with 3,000 electric posts and 100 km of electric wires to Cuddalore as a precautionary measure.
Anticipating rainwater logging, the city corporation had ordered 26 electrical pillar boxes in the Adyar zone to be raised to avoid electrocution and power cuts. Rescue workers with food supply , medical aid and necessary gear are standing by in all the 15 zones of the city .
The met office has warned fishermen not to venture out to sea on Friday.

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