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Heavy rain continues to disrupt life in Chennai; waterlogging at several places

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Heavy rain continues to disrupt life in Chennai; waterlogging at several places

Chennai and adjoining Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts, which encompasses most part of city suburbs, were battered by heavy rains since last week, resulting in flooding and Army, Airforce and Naval personnel joined the civil administration in rescuing marooned people. Rains, which normally occur during these months, were particularly heavy this year.

"The party announced that a team of three of us will have to go and review the situation, talk to the affected people, come back and submit a report", she added.

After touring the flood-affected areas of Chennai and Kanchipuram districts, Sitharaman told the media that there was a risk of epidemics breaking out in the areas as water and sewage have got mixed due to water-logging. She said schoolchildren who lost their books in the flood would be given new books.

Rajnath Singh tweeted that the central government was assisting the state agencies of Tamil Nadu in rescue and relief operations. The toll in rain-related incidents in the state since the onset of the monsoon last month stood at 121.

Chief Minister Jayalaithaa has additionally introduced a grant of 4 lakh rupees every for the households of those that died in rain-associated incidents.

It forecast heavy to very heavy rains in coastal districts and heavy rain in inside districts throughout this era.

Most parts of Chennai like Mogappair and Kotturpuram were submerged under water as incessant rains lashed the city for the past one week due to a low pressure trough in the Bay of Bengal.

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