Chennai Rains Live: Schools, colleges shut; three die due to heavy rain – The Indian Express

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, along with other lawmakers, take stock of the situation in Chennai following heavy rainfall on Thursday. (Twitter/CMOTamilNadu)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rains Live News: Several parts of Chennai reeled under heavy, unexpected rains on Thursday evening, resulting in inundated roads and heavy traffic jams. Tamil Nadu disaster management minister KKSSR Ramachadran said a total of three persons have lost their lives due to electrocution. A red alert has been issued in four districts — Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, and Chengalpattu.

As a precautionary measure, the state government has declared a holiday for government offices, educational institutions including schools and colleges on Friday in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet districts.

Chief Minister MK Stalin took stock of the situation late on Thursday night. In a tweet, the CM’s office said that the leader inspected the flood damage in the city and the precautionary work being carried out at the Chennai Ribbon House, Metropolitan Chennai Corporation Head Office.

Minister Ramachadran said that a 24×7 control room has been set up and relief centres opened to help the public. The minister asked people to stay indoors and step out only if necessary. For any complaints, he said the public can dial 1070/1077.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rains: Holiday declared in Chennai, 3 other districts; 3 killed in rain-related incidents. Follow this space for latest updates.