Chennai: Incessant rains continue to wreak havoc in Tamil Nadu leaving several parts of the state marooned. Areas in Chennai and Kanchi districts are waterlogged and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more rains for the next two days.
"Light to moderate fairly widespread/ widespread rainfall very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe and Lakshadweep area and scattered to fairly widespread rainfall over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Rayalaseema during next 2 days and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on November 29," the weather office.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin today visited flood-hit areas in Chennai to inspect the rehabilitation work there.
Schools and colleges in 19 districts including Chennai, Tenkasi, Theni, Dindigul, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Virudhunagar, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Kallakurichi, Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Tiruvaur, Thanjavur, Tiruvannamalai districts have declared holiday due to heavy rains.
The state government has asked the schools and colleges to conduct online classes, keeping in view the current situation in Tamil Nadu.
Till November 28, Chennai recorded 882.4 mm rainfall making the month one of the wettest for the state.
Chennai this year has received three massive spells of rain - November 6-7, November 17-18 and November 26-27. PWD officials have been persistent in releasing a warning to Collectors of 12 districts in the delta region aiding them to prevent flooding in their region.
On Sunday, a family was rescued by 'fire and rescue team' from a heavily inundated road in Trichy, Tamil Nadu.
Most roads in Chennai and other neighbouring districts were inundated. Rangarajapuram subway and Madley subway were closed due to waterlogging. Traffic diversions were enforced at many places and barricades were put up to caution road users.
Till now more than 2,300 homes have been damaged due to the heavy rain, and nearly 15,000 people have been shifted to 188 camps across Tamil Nadu.