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Heavy rain in Chennai and surrounding areas, water filled low lying areas, four people died

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Chennai: Heavy rains in and around Chennai city led to waterlogging in several areas, disrupting traffic and causing inconvenience to people. There was light rain in the northern coastal region of Tamil Nadu. At least four deaths have occurred in rain-related incidents here since Wednesday. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of light to moderate rain in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry till December 4. There are chances of heavy to very heavy rains in the northern coastal region of Tamil Nadu. The low pressure area visible in the south-east of the Bay of Bengal may further concentrate into a low pressure by December 1. Gradually it will turn into a cyclonic storm by December 3. The cyclonic storm is likely to reach the coasts of northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh on the morning of December 4.

holiday in schools

Traffic jams were witnessed in many parts of the capital and adjoining Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Chengalpet districts on Thursday. Due to continuing rain throughout the night, holiday was declared in schools. Also, water entered some houses located in low-lying areas and electricity also failed. Chief Minister MK Stalin held a meeting with top officials in the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) to review the situation. Stalin also spoke on phone to the contact persons at the command and control center of GCC and directed the officials to take appropriate action immediately.

Highest rainfall in Tiruvallur

Later, in a post on social media platform ‘X’, Stalin said that the administration is draining the rain water rapidly. The Regional Meteorological Center said Tiruvallur received the highest rainfall of 19 cm. Apart from Chennai and adjoining districts, rain occurred in many other parts of the northern coastal region of Tamil Nadu, including Cuddalore and Villupuram. Cauvery delta areas including Thanjavur received two cm to three cm rainfall on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after inspecting the work being done to drain rain water, Health Minister M. Subramaniam said that despite very heavy rains, there was no ‘large-scale’ waterlogging. (Language)

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