Heavy rain battered Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu. Water seeped into hundreds of houses in south Chennai and the disaster management teams are stretched to their limits attending frantic calls seeking immediate rescue of residents.
71 people have died in rain related incidents so far.
Normal life has been hit in Tamil Nadu as incessant rains led to inundation of large areas and authorities have shut down educational institutions.
Around 1,900 people have been evacuated from slums and colonies at Tiruvottiyur, Tondiarpet, Teynampet and Adyar
Over 90,000 food packets and other amenities have been provided to the flood affected people in Thiru-Vi-Ka Nagar, Choolai, Kolathur, Purusawalkkam, but still more needs to be distributed to them.
Schools and colleges in 11 districts including Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Trichy and Perambalur have been declared closed till situation improves.