Torrential rains lash Chennai, normalcy affected

Torrential rains lash Chennai, normalcy affected

Chennai and other parts of coastal Tamil Nadu braced for more showers over the next 24 hours as rain returned on Friday evening after a brief break.

“For the next 24 hours, there will be heavy rains in some places and very heavy rains in one or two places in coastal districts,” S Balachandran, Director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, said.

According to reports, he death toll from the northeast monsoon is 12 so far, and the city’s total rainfall to close to three-fourths of the average for a season that has just got started.

he death toll from the northeast monsoon to 12 so far, and the city’s total rainfall to close to three-fourths of the average for a season that has just got started. Normalcy is affected in many parts of Chennai.

Several coastal pockets of Chennai remained water-logged after as much as 30 cm of rain in some areas since Thursday. The famous Marina beach front and service lanes were under water. Power cuts were reported in many parts of the city.

Sharp showers battered parts of Chennai such as Mylapore, Foreshore Estate, southern suburbs of Tambaram, Chrompet and Pallavaram. A government release said 105 relief camps have been set up in Chennai.

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