Heavy rains batter Chennai to throw normal life out of gear

Chennai heavy rain news : Normal life was thrown out of gear in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu on Friday by a torrential downpour, leaving eight dead.

In Chennai, it was raining heavily since Thursday night and during the day there was some relief for the people with the rain subsiding but only to return in the evening with full intensity to submerge the city.

Mylapore, Foreshore Estate, and Tambaram, Pallavaram and Chrompet southern suburbs were all battered with sharp rainfall even as the Tamil Nadu government set up 105 relief camps in Chennai.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami checked out several submerged parts of Chennai and its suburbs personally while commenting that his government was working relentlessly to provide relief to the residents. Palaniswami has been facing pressure over the handling of the heavy rain situation across Tamil Nadu.

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The Tamil Nadu government has ordered schools and colleges to remain closed since 31 October while private companies have been requested to permit their employees to give a work from home option. Saturday has been declared as a holiday for schools in Chennai as per an order from the Chennai district collector.

Meanwhile, rumours are going on in Chennai about a repeat of the massive flooding that took place in the city in December 2015. The AIADMK government appealed to the citizens not to believe any rumours, especially that water would be released from several lakes and reservoirs across the city which are reported to have reached their full capacity.

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