Chennai Rain Live Updates: PM Modi assures Tamil Nadu CM of Centre’s support after heavy rains in state – The Indian Express

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The IMD also has predicted heavy rainfall in Chennai and its neighbourhood for the next three hours.

Tamil Nadu Chennai Rain Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Chief Minister MK Stalin to discuss the situation in wake of the heavy rainfall in parts of Tamil Nadu. The Prime Minister assured Stalin of all possible support from the Centre in rescue and relief work in the southern state.

As heavy rains lashed Chennai and it neighbouring areas overnight leading to a flood-like situation on Sunday, Stalin announced that schools and other educational institutions around Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, and Tiruvallur districts would remain closed for the next two days.

While most parts of the city and suburbs were waterlogged due to the incessant rains throughout the night, parts of Saidapet, Velachery, Adambakkam, Madipakkam and West Mambalam witnessed inundation up to about two to three feet. The rain, which was reportedly the heaviest since 2015, was caused by formation of a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal.

T Nagar, Vyasarpadi, Adyar, Velachery, Royapettah and Mylapore. Jawaharlal Nehru Nagar, Madhavram, Tondiarpet High Road, Northern Trunk Road, Royapuram, Teynampet, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, interior areas of Velachery, several stretches of Sholinganallur in the city suburb were among those areas reported flooding or water inundation early morning on Sunday.

The IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal for the next 5 days. “A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean extending up to 4.5 Km above mean sea level. Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around 09th November 2021,” IMD said.

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