Chennai, Oct 31: There is no respite from heavy rains in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu yet. The Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday said that more heavy rainfall is expected in coastal rains in the next 24 hours and that the rain spell will continue for the next two to three days.
“About 16 places in Tamil Nadu recorded very heavy rainfall and 21 places recorded heavy rainfall,” said S Balachandran of MeT department. “Widespread rainfall expected over coastal region in 24 hours, fairly widespread rain of moderate intensity over interior region. In 24 hours, heavy rainfall expected in few places in north coastal region and heavy to very heavy rainfall in south coastal region,” he added.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu SP Velumani courted controversy by saying they have done better work than London and America when it comes to dealing with rain related woes. “Recently heavy rain lashed London and America, but I assure we’ve done more work compared to these developed nations,” Velumani said.
Waterlogging in Chennai
Heavy rains wreaked havoc in Chennai with major waterlogging in some areas including Anna Nagar. While schools and colleges remained shut on Tuesday, further announcements keeping in mind the Met department’s forecast are still awaited.
Some areas in Chennai received over 150 mm rainfall in 24 hours. Anna Nagar received 200 mm rainfall in 24 hours from Monday morning.
A 38-year-old man died after a mud wall of his hut collapsed in Thinnaiyoor near Thanjavur district’s Orathanadu which experienced heavy rains, police said.