A purple alert has been issued for 4 Tamil Nadu districts in view of heavy rainfall within the state. Three folks died in rain-related electrocutions in Tamil Nadu at the moment after unprecedented torrential rains battered the state, state minister for income and catastrophe administration Okay. Okay. S. S. R. Ramachandran mentioned. Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, and Chengalepattu are the districts the place a purple alert, which signifies heavy to extraordinarily heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, has been issued.
As much as 20 cm of rains have flooded the capital metropolis Chennai as a cyclonic circulation alongside the coasts triggered heavy rainfall. Waterlogging has led to site visitors congestion, inflicting hardship for commuters who have been unprepared for extreme rainfall.
Bhnumathi, an HR intern, was caught at her workplace for greater than two hours. “No buses have been coming, and cabs confirmed 4 occasions the value, Rs 800 to succeed in my residence,” she advised wantpassport.
#WATCH | Tamil Nadu: Heavy rainfall causes site visitors jam at Chennai’s Mount Highway
Chennai metro says it has introduced to increase service timing by an hour until 12 midnight to allow passengers to succeed in their properties safely pic.twitter.com/1AJCWQ8lSy
— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2021
Chennai metro rail has prolonged providers by one hour tonight to assist stranded commuters. The final metro would depart by 12 am.
4 subways within the metropolis have been shut. “Greater than 145 big pumps are operating to pump waters out,” Company Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi mentioned in an announcement.
The climate division has forecast heavy rains tonight and average rainfall tomorrow.
“Very heavy rainfall noticed over Chennai & neighbourhood and rainfall exercise prone to proceed over the area throughout subsequent 06 hours.
Rainfall recorded from 0830-1945 IST of at the moment (in mm).
Chennai (MRC Nagar) – 198
Nungambakkam – 160,” the India Meteorological Division (IMD) mentioned in a tweet at 8:55 pm.
Very heavy rainfall noticed over Chennai & neighbourhood and rainfall exercise prone to proceed over the area throughout subsequent 06 hours.
— India Meteorological Division (@Indiametdept) December 30, 2021
The climate division has up to date the numbers until 8:30 pm:
Nungambakkam -177.2 mm
Chennai Airport – 131.3 mm
MRC Nagar – 208 mm
ACS Medical Faculty (Kancheepuram) – 150 mm
Remoted heavy to very rainfall exercise is prone to proceed over north coastal Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas of south coastal Andhra Pradesh throughout the subsequent three days and reduce thereafter, the IMD mentioned.