floods in India: Chennai comes to a standstill due to heavy rain flood city

local media displayed images of autounderwater, uprooted trees and people being saved on dinghies in various components of Chennai, the largest city in the southern state of Tamil Nadu and often called ‘India’s Detroit’ for its large car-making industry.

Greater Chennai Corporation, the Civil body, said on Twitter it was open up shelters and medical camps in the city and handed out food to flood victims.

Heavy rain was expected to continue for the next four days in different parts of Tamil Nadu, the southern state of Andhra Pradesh and the union area of Puducherry, India’s Meteorological Department, said: in a statement on Sunday, fishermen ask not to do it venture in sea.

Rescue firefighters people on a boat from a flooded residential area area after heavy rain in Chennai on Nov 7

The rains will continue as low pressure is created by a cyclonic circulation in the Bay of Bengal, it said.

Chennai, mee with 11 other districts were affected by: more over 20 centimeters (7.8 in) of rainfall, the chief of Tamil Nadu minister MK Stalin told reporters, according to Reuters partner ANI. He added that he had asked all his ministers to help in recovery attempts.

“I have instructed officials and the national disaster management team to the respective areas,” said Stalin media had Stalin inspected flood-hit areas.

the rains in Chennai was the heaviest since 2015. weather blogger Pradeep John said: on his Tamil Nadu Weatherman Facebook page.

The Meteorological Department also issued a moderate to high threat of flash floods in certain parts of South India, while the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority said it was inspecting certain low-lying areas.

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