Chennai Rains Live News Updates: Heavy waterlogging continues after incessant rains; heavy to very heavy rainfall expected in some places, says IMD

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Updated: November 11, 2021 9:35:12 pm

Rain in Chennai November 11 latest updates Live: Depression over the Bay of Bengal to cross the coast between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh around Chennai this evening; Six districts in Tamil Nadu likely to receive extremely heavy rainfall, says IMD

Chennai rains live, chennai weather today latest news, rain in Chennai live updates, chennai rainsIncessant rain causes water-logging at several parts of Chennai. IMD has predicted light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places over north coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, north interior Tamil Nadu. (Picture: ANI)

Chennai rains live, Chennai weather Today November 11 Live Updates: Depression in the Bay of Bengal caused heavy rains in Tamil Nadu last night. There were water-loggings in several parts of Chennai due to incessant rain. Thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Thiruvallur, Chennai, Chengalpattu, and Kanchipuram districts of Tamil Nadu within the next three hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its latest update said.

The IMD said the weather system was moving west-northwestwards at a speed of 21 km per hour. It lay about 170 km east-southeast of Chennai and 170 km east of Puducherry at 5.30 am. The weather department said it was likely to continue moving west-northwestwards and cross north Tamil Nadu and adjoining Andhra Pradesh coasts between Karaikal and Sriharikota, close to the north of Puducherry, by Thursday evening. IMD has predicted light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places over north coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, north interior Tamil Nadu.

Here are the latest, verified weather updates from Chennai and other regions of Tamil Nadu:

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    21:35 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Showers, flooding toss Chennai; 14 killed in rain battered Tamil Nadu

    Amid dark clouds and squally winds, the flooding, triggered by intense showers and release of surplus from dams transformed several areas here and in the suburbs into a virtual, large water body as streets swirled with deluge and trash, while 14 people were killed in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu.

    The depression, that moved towards the metropolis on Thursday is all set to cross the coast here soon while the authorities used heavy duty motors, robotic excavators and deployed its full manpower to pump out water, de-clog drains, remove trash and uprooted trees.

    The heavy rainfall, since last night covered almost the entire city under sheets of water including the downtown Mylapore and heavily inundated several parts of neighbourhoods including Velachery and rain water entered state-run hospitals in KK Nagar and Chromepet prompting authorities to shift patients to other facilities.

    Fearing damage, several residents of deluge-hit Ram Nagar in Madipakkam parked their cars on the nearby Velachery flyover's margin or underneath similar facilities nearby.

    The bylanes of Pudupet, near the swollen Cooum River, Choolai, Semmancherry, Kodambambakkam, KK Nagar-MGR Nagar and Arumbakkam were among the innumerable neighbourhoods hit by the deluge.

    The streets around Hasthinapuram, close to suburban Chrompet resembled an angry speeding river, with water level raising over three-feet. Inundation in several places like the Five Furlong Road in Guindy-Velachary point was about three feet or a little over it.

    The inundation hit neighbouhoods like those off Mudichur, Perungalathur and Nandivaram-Guduvancherry appeared like mini islands with little access to essential needs and power supply was disconnected to all such neighbourhoods considering safety.

    A woman who was riding a scooter on the road abutting Raj Bhavan was injured when a tree fell. The woman was rushed to a hospital by authorities and the fallen tree was removed.

    Besides Chennai and its suburbs which fall under the districts of Chengelpet, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram, other regions of the state including the northern belt too received heavy rainfall.

    The state government said 14 people were killed so far in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu.

    Chief Minister M K Stalin held discussions with Ministers chaired a meeting of top state officials led by Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu to review the rain situation.

    The CM directed officials specially deputed to manage rain-related issues in various districts to expedite the relief activities and ensure quality food and medical facilities in relief camps.

    He further wanted the authorities to take steps to prevent crop loss.

    The chief minister also ordered constituting a six-member ministerial panel, headed by Cooperatives Minister I Periyasamy, to assess crop damage, especially in the Cauvery delta region, and submit a report to the government to expedite relief work, an official release said.

    An IMD update said the depression was inching close to Chennai and and it is very likely to cross north Tamil Nadu and adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts around Chennai soon.

    Till date, 157 head of cattle have died, 1,146 huts and 237 houses have been affected in rain related incidents.

    In view of water-logging, suburban train services saw suspensions between Chennai Central and Tiruvallur and delay on the Gummidipoondi side.

    Later in a tweet, the Railways said, "We are happy to inform that there has been an improvement in the number of services from Chennai Central towards Tiruvallur and Arakkonam and only a few services are suspended for the time being. Work is underway to bring the train services back to normal. #ChennaiRain." Arrival of flights here is suspended till evening in view of showers and heavy winds though departures continued. (PTI)

    20:58 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Depression crosses coast near Chennai, says IMD

    The depression over Bay of Bengal crossed coast near here this evening, the Meterological Department said on Thursday.

    "Depression crossed north Tamil Nadu coast close to Chennai between 1730 & 1830 hrs IST of today, the 11th November. The Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 12 kmph during past 06 hours," the IMD tweeted. (PTI) 

    20:43 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: A round the clock NDRF control room monitoring situation, says NDRF

    A round the clock NDRF control room is closely monitoring the situation and is in touch with state authorities: NDRF (ANI)

    20:17 (IST)11 Nov 2021
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    19:55 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: 11 NDRF teams deployed in Tamil Nadufor evacuation work 

    Out of these, 11 teams are deployed in Tamil Nadu, two in Puducherry and five in Andhra Pradesh. Deployed teams are conducting evacuation work and providing help to the affected people in coordination with the local authorities: NDRF (ANI) 

    19:45 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Heavy waterlogging continues in Chennai following incessant rains

    Tamil Nadu: Heavy waterlogging continues in Chennai following incessant rains. Visuals from Egmore High Road (ANI) 

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    19:36 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: 18 self-contained teams of NDRF deployed in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry to tackle waterlogging, says NDRF 

    Due to the rainfall, the waterlogging situation has been created at some places in Chennai. To tackle the situation, 18 self-contained teams of NDRF have been deployed in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry in consultation with State authorities: NDRF (ANI)

    19:36 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: 18 self-contained teams of NDRF deployed in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry to tackle waterlogging, says NDRF 

    Due to the rainfall, the waterlogging situation has been created at some places in Chennai. To tackle the situation, 18 self-contained teams of NDRF have been deployed in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry in consultation with State authorities: NDRF (ANI)

    19:23 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Low-pressure area over Bay of Bengal has converted into a depression causing heavy rainfall in few parts of Tamil Nadu, says NDRF 

    The low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has converted into a depression causing heavy rainfall in a few parts of Tamil Nadu and is likely to cross the Chennai coast near Mahabalipuram by this evening, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said. (ANI)

    19:05 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Some places expected to receive extremely heavy rainfall, says S Balachandran, DDG, IMD Chennai

    As far as Chennai is concerned, current rainfall activities continue & at a few places heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected and some places expected to receive extremely heavy rainfall: S Balachandran, DDG, IMD Chennai (ANI)

    18:50 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Moderate rainfall is expected to occur in rest of the places in northern Tamil Nadu & in south Tamil Nadu light to moderate rainfall expected, says IMD

    Moderate rainfall is expected to occur in rest of the places in northern Tamil Nadu & in south Tamil Nadu light to moderate rainfall is expected to occur. Tomorrow we are expecting rainfall only in isolated places over Nilgiris, Coimbatore & Kanyakumari districts: S Balachandran (ANI)

    18:40 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: 1-2 places in Vellore, Tirupathur, Tiruvannamalai, Chengalpattu expected to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall, says IMD

    1-2 places in Vellore, Tirupathur, Tiruvannamalai, Chengalpattu expected to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall. 1-2 places in Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Salem, Kallakurichi districts likely to experience heavy rainfall: S Balachandran, DDG, IMD Chennai (ANI) 

    18:03 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Depression likely to cross b/w south Andhra, north Tamil Nadu coast around Chennai by evening, says IMD

    Depression likely to cross b/w south Andhra, north Tamil Nadu coast around Chennai by evening. As far as rainfall for next 24 hrs is concerned, a few places in Chennai, Tirvallur, Kanjivaram, Ranipet dist expected to get heavy to very heavy rain: S. Balachandran, DDG, IMD Chennai (ANI)

    17:46 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Heavy rains over Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh likely to decrease from tomorrow, says IMD

    Heavy rains over Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh likely to decrease from tomorrow as the Depression enters into land today and weakens subsequently. Today's rainfall activity will be more over Andhra Pradesh: India Meteorological Department (ANI) 

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    17:27 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Heavy waterlogging in several parts of Chennai due to incessant rainfall

    Heavy waterlogging in several parts of Chennai due to incessant rainfall. Visuals from Akbar Sahib Street in Triplicane, Chennai. (ANI) 

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    15:48 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Puducherry gets respite from rain

    The Union Territory of Puducherry, battered by heavy rains during the last 10 days, got a respite on Thursday as the sky remained overcast and the showers stopped. Normal life was affected during the last 10 days and the government ordered closure of  educational institutions since November 8. Classes for students of standards one to eight were to resume on November 8 but with incessant rains, the government extended the holidays until further orders. Home Minister A Namassivayam visited the rain-ravaged villages on Wednesday and saw for himself the extent of damage caused by rain in the farm sector. He said in a press release today that the government would soon extend relief to the affected farmers. With the release of water from dams in South Arcot district in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, the Sankarabarani river in Puducherry was in a spate. (PTI)

    15:44 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Heavy waterlogging in several parts of Chennai due to continuous rains -- WATCH VIDEO

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    15:22 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Tamil Nadu Guv thanks Modi, Shah for Centre's support in relief & rescue operations

    Governor R N Ravi on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the Centre's support to Tamil Nadu in relief and rescue operations. The Governor, who is now in Delhi, spoke to Chief Minister M K Stalin over phone about the rescue and relief measures undertaken in Tamil Nadu. Governor Ravi discussed with CM Stalin over phone, "about the rescue and relief operations undertaken by the state government in view of the heavy rains caused by the depression in Bay of Bengal," Raj Bhavan, Tamil Nadu tweeted. The Governor expressed his 'heartfelt gratitude' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for extending their support for relief and rescue operations and mitigating measures for flood affected areas of TN. (PTI)

    14:38 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: NDRF deploys 11 teams in Tamil Ndu, 2 teams in Puducherry. 5 more teams on standby

    Chennai | We've deployed 11 teams in TN & 2 teams in Puducherry. 5 more teams on standby. All teams are self-contained with equipment all types of disasters. Advice to people is that if your house is not flooded then stay indoors: Rekha Nambiyar, Sr Commandant,NDRF, 4th Battalion (ANI)

    14:35 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Streets near High Court Metro Station waterlogged due to incessant rainfall in Chennai

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    14:15 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: IMD's latest update on rain in Tamil Nadu - check

    • Thunderstorm with moderate rain is likely to occur at one or two places over Villupuram, Cuddalore, Kallakurichi, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Namakkal, Perambalur, Ariyalur and Salem dist of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry& Kraikal in next 3 hours: Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai
    • Tamil Nadu | Thunderstorm with heavy rain is likely to occur at one or two places over Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram districts in the next three hours: Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai (ANI)

    14:04 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Rahul Gandhi expresses concern over incessant rains in Chennai

    Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi expressed concern on Thursday over the incessant rains in Chennai and urged party workers to help in the relief-and-rescue work. "The incessant rains in Chennai have become a cause for worry. Requesting our brothers and sisters in the state to follow all safety measures. And an appeal to Congress workers - please help in relief and rescue work. Take care, Chennai," he wrote on Twitter. (PTI)

    13:48 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: IMD's latest update on rain over Karnataka

    Today, we're expecting widespread rains over south interior Karnataka. From Nov 12-15, rains will be fairly widespread, isolated heavy rainfall expected in some districts of south interior Karnataka: Dr Geeta Agnihotri, IMD- Bengaluru (ANI)Image

    13:38 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Due to severe rains, arrivals at Chennai Airport to remain suspended from 1315 hrs to 1800 hrs today

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    13:25 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Waterlogging in parts of Chennai due to overnight rainfall

    Due to overnight rainfall, there is waterlogging in parts of Chennai today. 13 subways waterlogged will be cleared, 160 fallen trees removed. In last 4 days, almost 20 lakh people given food packets in Chennai: Kumar Jayanth, Principal Secy, Revenue Dept, Tamil Nadu (ANI)

    13:25 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Waterlogging in parts of Chennai due to overnight rainfall

    Due to overnight rainfall, there is waterlogging in parts of Chennai today. 13 subways waterlogged will be cleared, 160 fallen trees removed. In last 4 days, almost 20 lakh people given food packets in Chennai: Kumar Jayanth, Principal Secy, Revenue Dept, Tamil Nadu (ANI)

    12:36 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Rescue operations underway in South Chennai

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    12:33 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Extremely heavy rainfall to pound south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

    Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur in Andhra Pradesh at one or two places over Visakhapatnam, East Nellore, Chittoor, Kadapa, Guntur, Anantapur, Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, and Kurnool districts. The MET authorities have also warned against localised flooding of roads from flooding of catchment areas, waterlogging in low-lying areas leading to the closing of underpasses in urban areas, localised landslides, mudslides, and damage to vulnerable structures. has also. READ MORE

    11:52 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Most districts in northern Tamil Nadu likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall

    Most districts in northern Tamil Nadu including Chennai are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, S Balachandran said, even as the city and its suburbs received sharp showers all through the night and on Thursday morning as well. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin reviewed the situation and urged the Ministers and officials concerned to expedite relief activities in affected areas. (PTI)

    11:28 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Rainwater enters ESI Hospital in Chennai's KK Nagar -- WATCH VIDEO

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    11:13 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Chennai's popular Marina beach flooded due to heavy downpour -- WATCH VIDEO

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    10:57 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Depression to cross coast between TN and AP around Chennai this evening, says IMD

    The depression over Bay of Bengal will cross the coast between north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh this evening and the city would witness "strong" winds up to 45 km, the weather office here said on Thursday. Districts in northern Tamil Nadu including Chennai, Kancheepuram and Villpuram are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall,  Deputy Director General of  Meteorology, S Balachandran said, even as the city and its suburbs received sharp showers all through the night. The depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 21 kmph during past six hours and lay centred at 5.30 AM on Thursday over southwest Bay of Bengal, about 170 km east-southeast of Chennai and 170 km east of Puducherry, the India Meteorological Department said in a bulletin. "It is very likely to continue to move west-northwestwards and cross north Tamil Nadu & adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts around Chennai by the evening of today," it added. As a result, Balachandran said, Chennai would witness "strong surface winds" ranging between 40-45 km, he told reporters. "People should not venture out unnecessarily," he said. Citing latest data, he said Tambaram (Chengalpet dt) received 232.9 mm, followed by Cholavaram (220 mm) and Ennore at 205 mm. The system was being constantly monitored, he said in response to a question. (PTI)

    10:17 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Heavy rainfall affects normal life in Puducherry, streets remain inundated

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    09:57 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Areas in Chenna's Ashok Nagar remain inundated as rainfall continues --WATCH VIDEO

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    09:36 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Streets severely waterlogged in Kodambakkam, Ashok Nagar areas of Chennai due to heavy rainfall

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    09:27 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal lies about 140 km southeast of Chennai, says IMD

    The Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal lies about 140 km southeast of Chennai,to cross b/w north TN-south Andhra Pradesh around Chennai by today evening. Strong winds to prevail, extremely heavy to heavy rainfall likely to occur in 6 districts:Dy Director General, IMD-Chennai (ANI)Image

    09:04 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy rain is likely in several districts in Tamil Nadu

    Thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Thiruvallur, Chennai, Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram districts of Tamil Nadu within next three hours (issued at 3:55 am): IMD (ANI)

    08:59 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Tamil Nadu records 50% plus more rainfall

    Tamil Nadu has recorded 50 per cent plus rainfall above normal during the ongoing North East monsoon season from October 1 till date and 53 of the 90 key reservoirs crossed 76 per cent storage, authorities here said on Wednesday. During this period, the rainfall recorded in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry was 38 CM, which is 51 per cent above normal, 25 CM being the usual level. As regards Chennai district, for the same period, the experienced downpour was 61 CM while the usual is 41 CM, which is 50 per cent above normal, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, S Balachandran told reporters in Chennai. (PTI)

    08:58 (IST)11 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Incessant rain causes water-logging at several parts of Chennai

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