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Heavy rains continue to pound Tamil Nadu, life thrown out of gear

Arterial roads including Anna Salai, Poonamallee High Road and GST Road in the city came under sheets of water hitting vehicular movement.

By: PTI | Chennai | Updated: November 13, 2015 5:17 pm
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Rains on Friday continued to batter several parts of Tamil Nadu under the influence of an active North-East monsoon as the toll in rain-related incidents in the state stood at 48. Normal life was thrown out of gear with heavy rains pounding Chennai, suburbs and neighbouring districts since Thursday night.

Arterial roads including Anna Salai, Poonamallee High Road and GST Road in the city came under sheets of water hitting vehicular movement. The inundation in the downtown areas around Fort St George, Chennai Central Railway Station, Office of the Commissioner of Police and Kilpauk was heavy.

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Long lines of vehicles lined up everywhere and rubber road barricades were seen floating on Poonamalle High Road and vehicles including a city MTC bus stopped mid-way as water rising over two feet clogged the engines.

Also, subways dotting GST Road linking southern suburbs like Adambakkam, Madipakkam and Pazhavanthangal with the city saw severe water-logging slowing down office-goers. Power supply was disrupted in some areas.

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Neighbouring districts of Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram too witnessed good rains. Several lakes in Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram like the sprawling Madurantakam Eri received copious water.

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Also, water level in reservoirs that supply drinking water to Chennai – Red Hills, Cholavaram, Chembarambakkam and Poondi has increased. Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had condoled the death of the victims, a majority of whom drowned in flood waters and announced Rs 4 lakh each to their families as assistance from the Disaster Relief Fund.

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The weather office forecast rains in many places in southern districts with heavy rains in some areas and over a few places in northern Tamil Nadu for the next few days.

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    cherans
    Nov 13, 2015 at 5:59 pm
    I appreciate Rahul Jain for talking truth...it is known BJP is a supporter of AMMA for Rajya Sabha support...So bad rule is going on in TN
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      Rajesh
      Nov 13, 2015 at 2:54 pm
      Since you are dragging religion into an issue about weather, I am sure you are "secular" CONgi dog.
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        Rajesh
        Nov 13, 2015 at 2:55 pm
        You know who cant solve it. Siddaramiah's CONgis govt. Bangalore is suffering daily 4 hour power cut and the fool is more concerned about eating beef.
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          Lovely
          Nov 13, 2015 at 9:01 pm
          They are paid toons of Italian Cong
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            Lovely
            Nov 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm
            Your Tippu may solve it!
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