• Chennai Inundated after Heavy Rainfall pound State, Red Alert issued in Four Districts


    Digital Desk: The Tamil Nadu government issued red alert in four districts including Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur and Chinglepet following heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours.

    Many places have reported inundation along with heavy traffic snarl. A report of three people dying due to electrocution has also been reported.

    The three people who died due to electrocution have been identified a 70-year old Tamilarasi from Otteri areas, a 45-year-old woman hailing from Uttar Pradesh in Puliyanthope and a 13-year-old boy in Mylapore.

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    Taking stock of the prevailing weather conditions, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin pays a visit to the Flood Control Room of Greater Chennai Corporation to review the rain, relief and rescue works in various districts.

    At least 106 streets in Chennai are reported to be water logged due to the heavy rainfall. The rainwater shall clear once the rainfall stops, said K.K.S.S.R Ramachandran, Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, while speaking to the media.

    Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Chengalpattu too have reported water logging after heavy rainfall lashed the districts.

    As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), from 8:30 am till 7:45 pm, the MRC Nagar, Chennai received 198 mm, Chennai Nungambakkam AWS saw 159.mm, YMCA Nandanam 152 mm, Anna University 121 mm, ACS Medical College (Kanchipuram district) – 108.5, Meenambakkam ISRO AWS 108 mm, Satyabhama University 58.5 mm and Tirur KVK (Tiruvallur district) 46.5 mm.

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    The IMD has forecasted heavy rainfall over coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on Friday and Saturday and over south coastal Andhra Pradesh till January 1.

    Meanwhile heavy rainfall activity has been predicted over south-east peninsular India during the next three days and a decrease thereafter.

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