Chennai water-logged, Army, IAF deployed
Chennai: As rain fury continues in Tamil Nadu, Army, Air Force and the Coast Guard have been pressed into service to rescue thousands of flood-hit residents, especially in Chennai and Kancheepuram, where a week of torrential rain has claimed many lives.
Though there have been no rain in Chennai on Tuesday but many areas in low-lying parts of the city are still water-logged. Moreover, discharge from the Chembarambakkam Lake has further added to the water-logging problem. Due to incessant rainfall in Chennai and across Tamil Nadu, train services have been severely affected, leaving normal lives disrupted on Tuesday.
Many travellers were disturbed and unhappy as their trains got cancelled by the Southern Railways. "Roads have got damaged due to rainfall and that is why train services have also got affected. People are very disturbed," a disgruntled passenger told ANI.
"We had planned to go to the Tirupati but unfortunately the train has been cancelled. The Southern Railways has cancelled many trains," said another passenger. A week of torrential rain has claimed the lives of at least 95 people across thje state.
Director of Regional Metrological Department SR Ramanan had earlier said that since the cyclone currently rests near Sri Lanka, heavy rains will continue for the next three days in Tamil Nadu.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture out to sea along and off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts of south Tamil Nadu.