Tamil Nadu floods claim 347 lives; weather forecast says more rain coming

By: | Updated: December 10, 2015 7:07 PM

Devastation due to Chennai floods has brought stark images of the misery faced by people in the city and this carnage was reflected across Tamil Nadu itself with as many as 347 people killed there; Chennai weather forecast...

Chennai floods, Chennai floods 2015, Chennai floods update, Chennai floods latest news, Chennai floods latest, Chennai floods today, Chennai weather, Chennai weather forecast, Chennai weather forecast today, Chennai weather bbc, Chennai weather tomorrow, Tamil Nadu news, Tamil Nadu floodsChennai floods: A man walks through a flooded residential area in Chennai.The heaviest rainfall in over 100 years caused massive flooding across state of Tamil Nadu, driving thousands from their homes, shutting auto factories and paralysing the airport in the state capital. Chennai weather forecast says more rain coming. (Reuters)

The devastation due to Chennai floods has brought stark images of the misery faced by people in the city and this carnage was reflected across Tamil Nadu itself with as many as 347 people killed in the state since October 1, and 17.64 lakh people being rescued and housed in relief centres, the government said on Thursday. As a consequence, the Chennai weather forecast has became the most talked about topics in conversations and the weather department has become a concentrated area of focus for the country as a whole.

The latest weather forecast has predicted heavy rains in Tamil Nadu but said there may be rains or thundershowers at a few places in Kanyakumari and Tuticorin districts and isolated rains in the rest of the state and Puducherry.

The Tamil Nadu government has said in a statement that a total of 6,605 relief centres were opened in the state. The rains and floods also killed 3,889 cattle.

Heavy rains – the worst in a century – battered Chennai, Kanchipuram, Cuddalore and Thiruvallur districts for the past month resulting in unprecedented floods and causing widespread destruction.

Kanchipuram is located 70 km from Chennai. Thiruvallur and Cuddalore are 39 and 185 km away from here respectively.

Immediate relief amount of Rs 67.47 crore has been disbursed to 111,278 families, the statement added.

PMK founder S. Ramadoss, however, put the rain and flood damage in the state at around Rs 100,000 crore.

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