15 people are feared killed after three houses collapsed in Coimbatore due to heavy rain. Schools and colleges are shut in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after the Met department issued a flood alert after heavy rainfall in the state. The Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services said it was fully prepared to deal with any flood-related emergencies and equipments like inflatable rubber boats, long rescue ropes, have been kept on standby. Examinations of Madras University and Anna University have been postponed. Nearly 800 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas in Cuddalore district and a flood alert has been sounded to villagers on the banks of the Sankarabarani River in Puducherry.