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Tamil Nadu Chennai Rains, Weather October 28, 29 Highlights: Yellow alert issued in TN; Chennai Corporation releases helpline details

Tamil Nadu, Chennai Rains, Weather Forecast October 28, 29 Highlights: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert in Tamil Nadu for the next two days. Chennai recorded a total of 872 mm of rainfall on Thursday.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai, Hyderabad | Updated: October 30, 2020 9:31:31 am
Chennai rains, Chennai rainfall, Northeast monsoon Chennai, Northeast monsoon, waterlogging, Chennai waterloggingA street in Chennai is flooded following heavy rainfall in the city. Express Photo: Srinivas K

Tamil Nadu Chennai Rains, Weather Forecast October 28, 29 Highlights: The northeast monsoon arrived in Tamil Nadu as parts of the state received heavy rainfall, accompanied by thunderstorms on Thursday in the wee hours of morning. Parts of Chennai received heavy rainfall, leading to waterlogging in several areas.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Chennai and neighbouring districts of Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu will receive heavy rainfall over the next few hours. Chennai recorded a total of 872 mm of rainfall, while the the average rainfall recorded was 97.27 mm.

Mylapore in Chennai received the highest amount of rainfall, with 178 mm on rainfall recorded by the DGP office. Mambalam recorded the least with 47.80 mm of rain.

With waterlogging reported in several areas of the city, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) released details of helplines for the public to lodge complaints.

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18:25 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Chennai Traffic Police, Corporation work together to ensure traffic-free roads

Amid heavy rains in Chennai which saw several streets being waterlogged, the Greater Chennai Traffic Police (GCTP) and Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) have been working together to keep the roads traffic-free and ensure hassle-free commute for motorists across the city.

17:16 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Stalin hits out AIADMK, blames negligence of government for flooding in Chennai

DMK president M K Stalin lashed out at the AIADMK government as heavy rainfall in Chennai led to waterlogging in parts of the city. "Due to the negligence of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Municipal Administration minister SP Velumani, Chennai could not withstand even a day's rainfall. The ministers are focussed only on loot", he said.

"To manage the monsoon rain, 750 crore rupees has been allocated, and there has been corruption even in that. The AIADMK government does not have the capability to save people from Covid-19, December floods and rainfall. If the government had conducted the local body election, at least the councilors would have reduced the misery of the public", he added.

Cautioning the government to take measures to avoid another situation like the floods in December 2015, Stalin said, "If the state government is not able to make the situation better, they should at least seek the help of NDRF and save the Chennai Corporation. The government should take all the precautionary measures to avoid another incident like the 2015 December floods."

16:23 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Chennai Corporation directs citizens to register complaints on 'Namma Chennai' app

Following complaints of waterlogging and fallen trees in parts of Chennai amid heavy rains in the city, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has urged citizens to register their complaints on the GCC's Namma Chennai app.

15:33 (IST)29 Oct 2020
9 fallen trees cleared across Chennai

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has cleared a total of nine trees which had fallen in the city following heavy rains on Thursday. The GCC cleared one fallen tree each in Madhavaram (Zone 3), Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar (Zone 6), Anna Nagar (Zone 8), Alandur (Zone 12) and Adyar (Zone 13) and two trees each in Teynampet (Zone 9) and Kodambakkam (Zone 10).

14:48 (IST)29 Oct 2020
IMD forecasts rain in TN, Puducherry for next 5 days

The India Meteorological Department has forecast rainfall with thunderstorm and lightning across Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry over the next five days owing to the formation of a cyclonic circulation over north Tamil Nadu and coastal Andhra Pradesh.

14:24 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Rainwater enters inside households in Chennai

Rainwater entered inside households in various localities of Chennai, as heavy rainfall and thunderstorm in the wee hours of morning led to waterlogging in parts of the city.

13:49 (IST)29 Oct 2020
RMC forecasts heavy rainfall in 8 districts

The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Chennai has forecast heavy rainfall in 8 districts of Tamil Nadu over the next 24 hours. According to the RMC, Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Villupuram, Tenkasi, Ranipet, Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli districts will receive heavy rain

13:31 (IST)29 Oct 2020
IMD issues yellow alert in TN

Owing to continuous rains across Tamil Nadu following the onset of the Northeast monsoon, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert in Tamil Nadu for the next two days.

13:19 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Chennai corporation clears stagnant water across city

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has cleared waterlogging which was reported in parts of the city following heavy rainfall early Thursday morning. 

13:05 (IST)29 Oct 2020
IN PICS | Commuters brave the elements in Chennai on the way to work

Motorists push their two-wheelers as streets remain flooded during rains in Chennai. Express Photo: Srinivas K
Commuters wade across a waterlogged street in Chennai. Express Photo: Srinivas K
Commuters ply along a waterlogged road in Chennai. Express Photo: Srinivas K

12:31 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Chennai Corporation releases monsoon helpline numbers

Following heavy rainfall in Chennai with the onset of Northeast monsoon, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has released helpline numbers for citizens to lodge complaints. The public can also lodge complaints with the 24x7 control room.

12:16 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Chennai Corporation clears fallen tree on Nowroji Street

A tree on Nowroji Street in Chennai fell across the road following heavy rainfall and thunderstorm in the city on Thursday morning. Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) officials are currently working on clearing the street.

12:08 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Ennore receives 55 mm of rainfall

According to private weather blogger Tamil Nadu Weatherman, Ennore in North Chennai received over 55 mm of rainfall after 8.30 am on Thursday.

12:00 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Used masks, gloves seen floating in rainwater

As heavy rainfall in Chennai led to waterlogging in parts of the city, used masks and gloves could be seen floating in the water.

10:56 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Mylapore reports waterlogging

Mylapore in Chennai received the highest rainfall with the onset of monsoon, as the DGP office recorded 178 mm of rainfall. Waterlogging was reported in several streets of the locality.

10:35 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Chennai Corporation clears stagnant water within two hours

Following heavy rainfall in Chennai which led to waterlogging in several areas of the city, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) said that the stagnant water was cleared within two hours. According to the GCC, there is a gap of atleast two hours when it rains over 6 cm in the city. This time, owing to the continuous downpour, the water was cleared soon.

The GCC said that while 851 places reported waterlogging in 2014 and 306 places in 2017, around 10 areas reported water logging in Chennai this time. 

The GCC said that a rain water drain pipe measuring 406 km long had been constructed in Zones 7 (Ambattur), 11 (Kodambakkam) and 12 (Valasaravakkam) to help clear stagnant water, with a financial assistance of Rs. 1200 crore from the World Bank. Further, 200 km of storm water drains have been constructed in 412 places across Chennai in areas under the juridiction of the GCC.

09:52 (IST)29 Oct 2020
172 flights to fly between Chennai and major cities

A total of 172 flights will be operated between Chennai and major cities today, with 86 arrivals and 86 departures scheduled at the Chennai International Airport.

09:50 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Waterlogging reported in several areas in Chennai
09:43 (IST)29 Oct 2020
COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu recorded 2516 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 7,16,751. Among these, Chennai reported 688 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,97,751.

Tamil Nadu recorded 35 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 11,018. Thirty one of them had succumbed due to comorbidities. The state discharged 3859 patients following treatment, putting the total number of recoveries at 6,79,377.

As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 26,356. Till date, 4,32,620 males, 2,84,099 females and 32 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 94,68,838 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 71,147 samples having been sent yesterday.

09:38 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Chennai records 872 mm of rainfall across the city

Chennai recorded a total of 872 mm of rainfall across the city as Chennai received heavy rainfall on Thursday morning with the onset of the northeast monsoon. The average rainfall recorded was 97.27 mm.

Here is the amount of rainfall recorded in the city's rain gauge stations:

  • Ayanavaram new office taluk, Ayanavaram - 53 mm
  • Chennai Nungambakkam, Egmore - 54.80 mm
  • Anna University, Guindy - 75.20 mm
  • Government High School, MGR Nagar, Mambalam - 47.80 mm
  • DGP Office, Mylapore - 178 mm
  • Perambur Corporation Park, Perambur - 56.10 mm
  • Chennai Collectorate Building, Purasawakkam - 94.40 mm
  • CD Hospital, Tondiarpet - 67 mm
  • Alandur - 78.50 mm
  • Ambattur - 90 mm
  • Sholinganallur - 77.20 mm

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The objection is to the use of the word “prostitute,” which many argue is an interpretation of the speaker from an ancient text, or possibly from one of the many published translations of Manusmriti. Soon, BJP leader Khushbu Sundar sought an apology from the leader. After A Ashwathaman, the state secretary of BJP legal cell filed a complaint, the Chennai city police booked Thirumavalavan under Sections 153, 153 (A)(1)(a), 295 A, 298, 505 (1)(b) and 505 (2) of the IPC.

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A senior officer said the complaint was followed by a letter written by senior lawyers of Madras High Court to Chief Justice of India Sharad A Bobde against Karnan over a video in which he is purportedly heard making objectionable comments against women, threatening judicial officers and spouses of judges with sexual violence.

The video also shows Karnan alleging that some judges of the Supreme Court and the high court “sexually assaulted women court staff and women judges” and naming the alleged victims.

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