Chennai rains: Residents reel under monsoon fury; schools shut, farming, fishing affected

05 November, 2017, 02:29 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • Heavy rain batters Chennai: schools, colleges shut

Authorities in Tamil Nadu say that schools and colleges in Chennai and other parts of coastal state will remain closed on Friday.

Districts like Villupuram, Tiruvallur and Tiruvarur received rains.

Thursday's rain was Chennai's third-highest in history in a single day for November.

Commuters had a harrowing time due to delayed services of buses and trains and severe traffic snarls.

The Chennai Area Cyclone Warning Centre of the Meteorology Department Director Balachandran told press, coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are set to get widespread rain with the possibility of heavy rain in some places in the next twenty four hours. Meanwhile, facing public ire amidst heavy rains and inundation, the Edappadi K Palaniswami government went on the offensive on Friday, listing out various flood-prevention as well as rehabilitation measures undertaken by the government.

To ensure safety, the power supply has been suspended in areas such as MKB Nagar, Madipakkam, and Karapakkam.

A view of a flooded locality following heavy rains due to the onset of North East Monsoon in Chennai on Tuesday.

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Many suburban areas of Chennai continued to remain submerged, even as the water level in various areas was slowly receding.

Volunteers distribute food to residents in flooded areas.

Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rain in the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday morning.

A woman wades through a water-logged subway during Chennai rains.

The number of rain related to 14 deaths has risen in Tamil Nadu, official sources said.

The Marina Beach area recorded a whopping 30 cm of precipitation.Parts of the beach were submerged under water, as people tried to make their way around. The city had ground to a halt because of the floods then, and the subsequent clean up took months.

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