- Heavy rain flooded roads and subways in the capital city and its suburbs on Thursday, killing three people.
- Motorists struggled to manoeuvre their vehicles as roads and subways were flooded, causing traffic congestion in the city and suburbs.
Heavy rain inundated roads and subways in the capital city and its suburbs, resulting in three deaths on Thursday. A red alert has been issued in four districts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, and Chinglepet.
On Thursday night, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin visited the Greater Chennai Corporation’s flood control room to assess the rain, relief, and rescue efforts in various parts of the city.
KKSSR Ramachandran, the state’s revenue and disaster management minister, said three people, including two women and a boy, died of electrocution in Chennai due to the heavy rains, which may be among the heaviest in recent years.
“A red alert has been given for four districts in Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, and Chinglepet, due to heavy rainfall. Today, three people have died as a result of electrocution, “According to Ramachandran.
Motorists struggled to manoeuvre their vehicles as roads and subways were flooded, causing traffic congestion in the city and suburbs.
According to police, three subways were closed due to flooding, and traffic in at least 14 major city thoroughfares moved at a snail’s pace. According to the Greater Chennai Corporation, more than 145 pumps were used to de-clog inundated areas.
Metro officials extended train service by an hour until 12 a.m. to assist passengers in safely reaching their destinations.
The rain started falling in most parts of the city and suburbs in the afternoon, and it was heavy to very heavy in some places. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the highest rainfall of 17.65cm was recorded in MRC Nagar in Chennai, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam, according to the IMD, had 14.65cm and 10cm of rain, respectively. Showers ranged from 1cm (Madhavaram) to 10cm (Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram) in other areas, including those in the neighboring districts of Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram (Nandanam). The rainfall data were collected on Thursday between 8.30 a.m. and 6.15 p.m.
According to the weather service, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected to continue over north coastal Tamil Nadu and adjoining south coastal Andhra Pradesh for the next three days before diminishing.