Chennai Rain News Live: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin visits rain-affected areas in Chennai; schools, colleges shut – The Indian Express

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Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin visits rain-affected areas and inspects relief work.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rain Live News: Following intense rainfall and waterlogging on Sunday, schools and colleges in the Tamil Nadu capital and 22 other districts will remain shut today.

Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday visited the rain-affected areas in Chennai for the second day and helped out with the relief measures. On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spoken to Stalin to discuss the situation in wake of the heavy rainfall in parts of Tamil Nadu, assuring all possible support from the Centre in rescue and relief work in the southern state.

The IMD has predicted more rain in the coming days. It has issued an orange alert in 14 districts, including Cuddalore, Villupuram, Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Ranipet, Tirupattur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Kallakurichi, Tiruvannamalai and Salem districts of Tamil Nadu.

In Chennai, the civic body on Monday distributed 3.36 lakh food packets for breakfast and lunch in the flood-affected regions out of the common kitchens set up in the 15 zones. Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi said 570 pumps have been deployed to take out water from subways and other water-logged areas.

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