Chennai Rains November 9 Highlights: Heavy showers likely in several regions of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry for next couple of days, says IMD

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Chennai rains live, Chennai weather November 9 Highlights: The IMD has predicted more rains for Chennai, other regions of Tamil Nadu and surrounding states such as Andhra Pradesh in the next 48 hours. The reason behind the continuous rain is another low-key pressure system that has formed over the Bay of Bengal that is set to reach Tamil Nadu by November 11. The civic authorities are clearing waterlogged areas on the war-footing levels.

Over 500 localities were cleared on Monday. More than 1,000 people have been shifted to government-run shelters. As many as four people lost their lives due to rain-related incidents across Tamil Nadu. A warning of more localised landslides has been issued.

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

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    22:50 (IST)09 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Depression soon, heavy showers likely in several regions of TN; Puducherry

    The low pressure area over Bay of Bengal is very likely to concentrate into a depression soon and bring widespread rainfall across Tamil Nadu for the next couple of days, the Meteorological department said here on Tuesday. Comparatively, though there was a decline in rainfall in Chennai and nearby districts like Chengelpet on Tuesday, regions like Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam and Karaikal in the Union Territory of Puducherry received heavy to very heavy rainfall as per official inputs available here. Starting from morning and till 9.30 PM (Nov 9), Karaikkal recorded about 20 CM and Nagapattinam approximately 15 CM and "rains may continue in such regions," an official here told PTI adding final data would be made available on Wednesday.  Chennai and nearby northern regions mostly experienced light to moderate rainfall till Tuesday night.  Water-logging however, continued here and in suburbs in the wake of heavy rains from the night of November 6 till Monday.  While the reservoirs here are almost full, the surplus rain water continued to be released and since the Mettur Dam in Salem District has inched close to its full capacity of 120 feet, a direction has been issued to let out excess inflow, an official release here said.  Poondi, Puzhal, Cholavaram and Chembarambakkam lakes are the key drinking water sources for Chennai city and these are almost full in view of downpour in catchment areas. The Thervai Kandigai reservoir, also near here has touched its full level of 36.61 feet. (PTI)

    19:05 (IST)09 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Tamil Nadu govt declares local holidays on November 10, 11 for nine districts amid rains

    Tamil Nadu Government declares local holidays on November 10th and 11th for nine districts - Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, and Mayiladuthurai in wake of weather forecast. (ANI)

    17:23 (IST)09 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: ICICI Lombard launches key initiatives to help flood affected customers in the city

    Private sector leading non-life insurer ICICI Lombard General Insurance has initiated various measures to help customers who were affected by the incessant rains in city, the company said on Tuesday. The company, said it has proactively taken critical measures to support the customers in flood damaged regions in city and has launched SMS alerts to provide claims service to mitigate the hardships faced. "As a post calamity, measure, the company will be enabling Fast Track claim settlements desks across branches and intimated its partner garages to prioritize vehicles affected due to floods", ICICI Lombard said in a statement. The rainfall has inundated many parts of Chennai and surrounding districts of Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur bringing them to a standstill evoking the memories of 2015 deluge, it said. The company said its key objective to set up the Fast Track settlement desk at its branches in Chennai was to extend every possible support for quick and timely settlement claims for its motor policyholders. (PTI)

    14:23 (IST)09 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Stalin distributes food in various parts of Chennai

    Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin visits & reviews the situation in rain-affected & water-logged areas; distributes food in various parts of the city - ANI

    13:13 (IST)09 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin inspected rain-affected areas of Kolathur and Villivakkam

    Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin inspected rain-affected areas of Kolathur and Villivakkam in Chennai, where he distributed food and relief materials to the needy people - ANI

    11:50 (IST)09 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Madurai receives heavy rainfall

    Madurai receives heavy rainfall as Tamil Nadu remains under influence of Northeast monsoon

    District Collector inspects the water level in the Sathayar Dam in Madurai - ANI

    11:48 (IST)09 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Chennai Corporation is pumping out water from low lying areas

    Rainfall is less today, so Chennai Corporation is pumping out water from low lying areas. Rescue operation underway by Army, NDRF, TN Fire and others. In Chennai, more nodal officers are posted for review and rescue operations: KKSSR Ramachandran - ANI

    11:48 (IST)09 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Tamil Nadu received average rainfall of 16.84 mm in last 24 hours

    Tamil Nadu received average rainfall of 16.84 mm in last 24 hours with Chengalpet district receiving the highest: KKSSR Ramachandran, Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister - ANI

    11:47 (IST)09 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: 5 deaths in Tamil Nadu due to rain; 538 huts damaged, 4 houses fully damaged

    5 deaths in Tamil Nadu due to rain. 538 huts damaged, 4 houses fully damaged. More damage expected if rain intensifies: KKSSR Ramachandran, Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister - ANI

    11:47 (IST)09 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Madras High Court warns Chennai Corporation

    Madras High Court warns Chennai Corporation for "failure to take adequate measures to prevent inundation in city during rains", asks what were authorities doing post 2015 floods

    The Court warns of initiating suo motu proceeding if waterlogging situation not brought under control - ANI

    10:49 (IST)09 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Schools, colleges remain shut, more water released from Mettur dam

    Since early morning, local authorities have been releasing water from Mettur Dam. People living in low-lying areas near dam have been advised to shift to a safer location. Even though the intensity of the rain has withered a bit, schools, colleges remain closed today also.

    10:46 (IST)09 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Day 3 of Chennai Rain coverage

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    21:34 (IST)08 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Four killed in TN rains;more downpour expected as cyclonic circulation persists

    Surplus rain water gushed out of reservoirs while several roads here resembled swollen rivers and four persons were killed in rain related incidents in Tamil Nadu and over 60 houses suffered damage, authorities here said on Monday. The Poondi, Cholavaram, Puzhal, Chembarmbakkam and Thervai Kandigai reservoirs here and Veeranam lake, about 230 kilometres from here released surplus water, which was cumulatively a little over 10,000 cusecs of water, as showers continued in catchment areas. Vellore district authorities said the discharge from Ponnai Anaicut was increased to about 6,364 cusecs by evening. In view of release of surplus water from reservoirs, an alert was sounded to people in their respective regions.  In Chennai, most roads and bylanes were covered under sheets of water while there was water upto two feet in low lying localities.Power supply has also been disconnected for several neighbourhoods considering safety. A flooded city police station, Adambakkam had to be shifted to a temporary building. At least 75 trees got uprooted here and these were cleared by civic personnel. Monsoon rains picked pace for a while and receded for some time, playing hide and seek through the day, here and in several other regions including the northern districts. (PTI)

    18:33 (IST)08 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: IMD predicts extreme rainfall for next 3 days; NDRF to deploy 20 more teams in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh

    • We have posted more than 100 teams all over the country on standby. If need be, airlifting can be done but it's not expected. The 3 battalions in that location are told to coordinate as per updates: NDRF DG SN Pradhan on the current flood situation in Tamil Nadu
    • The first stage of the Chennai rains is almost over. However, IMD has predicted extreme rainfall for the next 3 days. Hence, more than 20 NDRF teams will be deployed in Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh: NDRF DG SN Pradhan on the current flood situation in Tamil Nadu (ANI)

    17:45 (IST)08 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: IMD warns of extremely heavy rain in parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh on Nov 10-11

    Extremely heavy rainfall is likely over some parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on November 10 and 11 which may inundate roads and low-lying areas, and cause riverine flooding in some catchment areas, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday. A cyclonic circulation lies over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining south Andaman Sea extending up to middle tropospheric levels. Under its influence, a low pressure area is very likely to form over the southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during the next 24 hours. It is likely to move west northwestwards, concentrate into a depression and reach near north Tamil Nadu coast by the early morning of November 11, the MeT office said.  "Under its influence, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over Tamil Nadu on November 8 and 9 and heavy to very heavy rain at few places with isolated extremely heavy falls are very likely on November 10 and 11. Heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy falls at isolated places are also likely over south coastal Andhra Pradesh during the same period," the IMD said in a statement. (PTI)

    17:39 (IST)08 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Rains continue in Tamil Nadu, low pressure area in 24 hours; depression likely

    Rains continued to lash Chennai and other regions, including northern districts of Tamil Nadu on Monday while authorities disconnected power supply here in vulnerable neighbourhoods as a precautionary measure. In Chennai and other northern districts, including Chengelpet, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Vellore, rains were in most regions mild to moderate and intermittent since early Monday. The Meteorological department in a bulletin said the cyclonic circulation over south east Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman sea, extending up to 5.8 kilometers above the mean sea level, persists. Under its influence, a low pressure area is very likely to form over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during the next 24 hours. It is likely to move west-northwestwards, concentrate into a depression and reach near north Tamil Nadu coast by November 11, early morning and bring widespread rainfall in several regions of the state, the bulletin said. The rainfall (from 8.30 AM, 7 Nov to 8.30 AM, 8 Nov) recorded here and suburban areas ranged between 4 CM and 14 CM. Other regions, including Tiruvannamalai, Kancheepuram and Cuddalore, recorded between 3 CM and 1 CM showers.  For the second consecutive day, Chief Minister M K Stalin inspected affected areas and gave away flood relief assistance to affected people at Royapuram here.  In Chennai, most roads and bylanes and a section of subways remained waterlogged and continued to be closed. Traffic diversion too continued and road-users had a tough time. A flooded city police station (Adambakkam) had to be shifted to another temporary premise. To clear water-logging, inundation of subways and rain related tasks, Greater Chennai Corporation deployed 23,000 personnel who slogged amid showers to restore normalcy. So far, 2,02,350 people in affected areas have been provided food since Sunday afternoon, authorities said. (PTI)

    14:18 (IST)08 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: People living in low-lying areas told to move to govt shelters

    Civic authorities have advised people, especially those living in low-lying areas, to move to govt shelters. As many as 1 lakh people are being provided with food and other amenities in and around Chennai, govt officials have said. 

    12:38 (IST)08 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Chennai Corporation begins public kitchens

    Food is being prepared and supplied in the flood-affected areas

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    12:27 (IST)08 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Minister of Public Works EV Velu inspects the areas

    Minister of Public Works EV Velu inspects the areas affected by heavy rains in Chennai

    11:21 (IST)08 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Here's what IMD says

    Heavy rainfall expected in coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu from 9-11th Nov due to northeast monsoon, as per IMD. 

    10:58 (IST)08 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Here are Nov 8 updates

    Traffic movement affected in Tiruchirappalli due to waterlogging as a result of heavy rainfall  - ANI

    22:22 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: After a six year gap, Chennai sees intense showers in 24-hours

    After a hiatus of six years, heavy to very heavy overnight rains pounded Chennai and its suburbs, leading to water-logging everywhere, with the deluge entering houses in low lying areas on Sunday and the sluice gates of three reservoirs here being opened to release surplus water.

    Since the start of the Northeast monsoon in October, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry regions have experienced about 43 per cent excess rainfall, a weather official said.

    From Saturday morning, Chennai and several suburbs in Chengelpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts witnessed intermittent rains and the showers became non-stop since last night. The rainfall continued till Sunday, turning out to be one of the heaviest in recent years.

    Deputy Director General of Meteorology, S Balachandran said the all time record of highest rain was 45 CM in 1976. Following that in 1985, Chennai had recorded 25 CM and 33 CM rainfall on two different dates. Subsequently, in 2015, the city experienced 25 CM rainfall and now the city has recorded close to that level, he told PTI.

    Such showers over the past were recorded in November during the Northeast monsoon. "We have received 43 per cent more showers," he added.

    The Kamarajar Salai point (DGP Office on the Marina beachfront) near the Tamil Nadu Secretariat recorded the highest of 23 CM and suburban Ennore in north Chennai, 10 cm.

    Some suburban locations, including areas covered in nearby Tiruvallur district received between 3 CM (Poondi and RK Pet) and 9 CM (Cholavaram). The IMD gave a 'red' category warning, indicating heavy rains in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry on Sunday.

    Surplus water from three reservoirs, (Poondi, Chembarambakkam, and Puzhal that serve the drinking water needs of the city) was meanwhile released in a phased manner.

    Rainwater entered several houses in parts of neighbourhoods in the city and suburbs, including Saidapet, Velachery, Ambattur, Korattur and Vyasarpadi, bringing back memories of the deluge of 2015 in the city. People were evacuated in inflatable boats by disaster response teams from some of the locations.

    Most city and peripheral roads came under sheets of water and several trees were uprooted, leading to traffic diversions and disruption in transport services. People waded through ankle deep water to reach nearby shops to buy essential commodities.

    Relatively low level bridges, known as 'tharaipaalam' in Tamil, were submerged in several suburban areas.

    In view of all round water logging, at least six subways were closed for traffic.

    Revenue Minister KKSSR Ramachandran said rain water was pumped out from five city subways and work in respect of eight other similar facilities was on, adding 27 uprooted trees were removed.

    Mild to moderate, intermittent rainfall was also reported in several other regions of Tamil Nadu, including Erode and delta areas like Tiruvarur. (PTI)

    21:54 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: PM Modi assures Tamil Nadu CM of Centre's support after heavy rains in state

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin following heavy rainfall in parts of the state and assured him of all possible support from the Centre in rescue and relief work.

    Heavy rains lashed Chennai and its suburban areas overnight leading to waterlogging on Sunday and authorities sounded a preliminary flood alert to people as three city reservoirs were opened in a phased manner to release surplus water.

    Modi tweeted, "Spoke to Tamil Nadu CM, Thiru @mkstalin and discussed the situation in the wake of heavy rainfall in parts of the state. Assured all possible support from the Centre in rescue and relief work. I pray for everyone's well-being and safety." (PTI) 

    21:23 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: PM Modi assures Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin all possible support from the Centre in rescue and relief work
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    21:21 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: PM Modi spoke to Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin & discussed the situation in the wake of heavy rainfall in parts of the state

    PM Modi spoke to Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin & discussed the situation in the wake of heavy rainfall in parts of the state. "Assured all possible support from the Centre in rescue and relief work. I pray for everyone’s well-being and safety," PM Modi tweeted (ANI)

    20:06 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Cyclonic circulation over north Tamil Nadu, low pressure area likely, says IMD

    A cyclonic circulation lies over north coastal Tamil Nadu, southeast of Bay of Bengal and a low pressure area is likely to form by November 9, the Meteorological department said on Sunday and has forecast widespread rainfall for at least the next three days in the state.

    Under its influence, rainfall is likely in northern regions like Chennai, Villupuram, Cuddalore and in delta areas of Mayiladuthurai and Nagapattinam districts besides neighbouring Puducherry and Kariakkal on Monday.

    Showers in such regions may be heavy and at isolated places, very heavy and there could be thunderstorm activity as well. Other regions, including southern Madurai, are also expected to receive rainfall, an official bulletin here said.

    On November 9, thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi and Tuticorin districts.

    The following day, thunderstorm with scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy showers could occur in districts of north coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal.

    "A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean extending up to 4.5 Km above mean sea level. Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around November 9. It is likely to become more marked and move towards north Tamil Nadu coast during the subsequent 48 hrs," the bulletin said. (PTI)

    19:27 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Tamil Nadu CM directs authorities to expedite relief work 

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Sunday directed officials to expedite rescue and relief work in the wake of heavy rainfall in Chennai and several parts of the state during the last 24 hours.

    According to an official release, as many as 36 districts received heavy rainfall, of which the state capital recorded the highest amount of 134.29 mm, while Ariyalur saw the least with 0.20 mm in the last 24 hours.

    Taking stock of the situation, Stalin monitored relief operations in places inundated during the rain, reminiscing the 2015 deluge.

    He visited Kolathur, Perambur, Purasaiwalkam, Kosappet, Otteri and distributed food and relief materials to affected people accommodated in a school nearby.

    Directing authorities to 'swiftly' engage in relief work, Stalin asked the officials of local administration, revenue and public welfare departments to take steps to ensure that there was no water logging and evacuate people living in low lying areas. Instructions were also given to adhere to Covid-19 norms strictly in relief camps.

    Following the incessant rainfall, the government declared holidays for schools and colleges in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet districts on November 8 and 9.

    The chief minister also appealed to people, who had travelled to their native place from Chennai to celebrate Deepavali, to postpone their travel to the state capital by three days in view of the incessant rains.

    A 24-hr toll free number-- 1070, has been set up to receive rain related complaints in the city.

    With the onset of North East monsoon, Stalin said the rain received in the state was 334.64 mm between October 1 and November 7, which was 44 per cent more than the normal rainfall received during the season.

    Districts like Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Tiruvarur, Villupuram, Erode, Karur, Cuddalore, Pudukottai, Perambalur received more than 60 per cent of normal rainfall, and 5,106 relief camps have been set up in the districts, he noted.

    The Greater Chennai Corporation has set up 160 relief camps in the city and senior officials have been nominated to oversee rain relief work.

    Four teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been despatched to Madurai, Chengalpet, Tiruvallur to assist in rescue work while SDRF teams have been sent to Thanjavur and Cuddalore districts. (PTI)

    18:58 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Water-level in Mettur Dam crosses 116 feet 

    With heavy rains in catchment areas of Cauvery river in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the water in the Mettur Dam crossed 116 feet on Sunday as against the capacity of 120 feet, official sources said. The inflow into the dam, which was 15,740 cusecs on Saturday, increased to 29,380 cusecs in the early hours of Sunday. The level rose to 116.1 feet from 114.46 feet. The storage-level stood at 87 TMC as against the capacity of 93 TMC in the dam in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. The level is likely to touch 120 feet if the rains continue for another two or three days, official sources said. (PTI)

    18:26 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: What caused the overnight deluge that flooded Tamil Nadu’s capital?

    The overnight rain that lashed Chennai flooded at least 40 of the city’s residential and commercial neighbourhoods. The rain on Saturday night, the heaviest since 2015, was caused by a low-pressure formation over the Bay of Bengal.

    The heavy rainfall that began on Saturday night and continued till early this morning flooded several neighbourhoods such as Vyasarpadi, T Nagar, Velachery, Adyar, Mylapore, and Royapettah. | Read More

    17:55 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Traffic hit, transport services affected 

    In view of heavy rains that led to inundation here, vehicular traffic, bus and train services were hit on Sunday.Though there was some delay in respect of a couple of flights, there was no major disruption in services, airport sources here said adding even passengers who arrived late due to showers were allowed to board.Rain water -on runways- was pumped out by workers using heavy equipment and authorities are overseeing work aimed at ensuring normal services, sources added. Metrorail services were also not affected, an official said here.There was a visible dip in state-run bus services, only fewer buses were operated in suburbs and train services were also affected.Railway sources said the Basin Bridge yard here was flooded which led to disruption in routing trains, in and out of the Chennai Central Railway Station and a long distance train from Tiruvananthapuram had to be halted at Tirunindravur in the northern suburb.Suburban train services in the Tambaram-Beach line was affected for sometime as railway tracks were covered by sheets of water.Rainwater is being pumped out in affected areas, railway sources said.An official release meanwhile said 'Dr MGR Chennai Central-Mangalore Express Special scheduled to leave at 4.20 PM on Sunday is rescheduled to leave at 7.30 PM' due to late running of pairing train, of about 3 hours and 10 minutes. | Read More

    17:10 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Avoid Chennai, CM to visitors

    Those who have gone to their native places for Deepawali should avoid and delay their return to Chennai, CM Stalin has advised general public.

    16:07 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains LIVE: Schools, colleges to remain closed in these areas

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin announces holiday for educational institutions around Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, and Tiruvallur districts for the next two days.

    16:05 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains Live: Southern Railway has this important update

    'We would like to inform all our passengers and commuters that none of the long distance train services have been cancelled due to the heavy rains and waterlogging. It's likely that some of the trains departing from Chennai Central in the evening are likely to be rescheduled,' tweets Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai

    15:24 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains Live: NDRF teams deployed

    Four teams of National Disaster Response Force have been deployed to assist in rescue operations in case of emergency. One team each in Chengalpet and Tiruvallur and two teams at Madurai are stationed for rescue operations, the TNSDMA said. - PTI

    14:47 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains Live: Surplus water was released from Poondi reservoir

    In view of increase in showers in catchment areas, surplus water was released from Poondi reservoir, which was raised in a phased manner up to 3,376 cusecs of water, the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority said in a tweet. - PTI

    14:46 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains Live: Kamarajar Salai point records the highest of 23 CM rain

    The Kamarajar Salai point (DGP Office on the Marina beachfront) near the Tamil Nadu Secretariat recorded the highest of 23 CM and suburban Ennore in north Chennai 10 cm. Some of the suburban locations, including areas covered in nearby Tiruvallur district received between 3 CM (Poondi and RK Pet) and 9 CM (Cholavaram). The IMD has given a  'red' category warning, indicating heavy rains in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry on Sunday.  - PTI

    14:45 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains Live: Chennai experienced 20 cm rain in about 12 hours since last night, says Health Minister Ma Subramanian

    Health Minister Ma Subramanian said Chennai experienced 20 cm rain in about 12 hours since last night. According to IMD data, the rainfall ranged between 10 CM and 23 CM in Chennai and its suburbs.  - PTI

    14:05 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains Live: 500 cusecs of water released from Chembarambakkam

    Flood alert issued to those living in low lying areas of Sirukalathur, Kavanur, Kundrathur, Thirumudivakkam, Thiruneermalai and Adyar

    13:17 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains Live: Stalin visits & inspects rain-affected areas of Perambur Barracks road

    Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin visits & inspects rain-affected areas of Perambur Barracks road, Otteri bridge, and Padi. - ANI

    12:38 (IST)07 Nov 2021
    Chennai Rains Live: Severe waterlogging in MMDA colony

    Severe waterlogging in MMDA colony following heavy rainfall in Chennai. IMD predicts 'moderate' rain in the city till 11th November - ANI

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