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Tamil Nadu Rains: Heavy Downpour, Waterlogging Reported From Several Districts

State revenue and disaster management minister KKSSR Ramachandran had informed a total of eight people have died due to heavy rainfall in the state.

Heavy rainfall, waterlogging reported from several districts of Tamil Nadu
State revenue and disaster management minister KKSSR Ramachandran had informed a total of eight people have died due to heavy rainfall in the state. (Image: PTI)

Chennai: Due to continuous and heavy rainfall, waterlogging has been reported from several districts of Tamil Nadu. While speaking to ANI, a local, said, “We face a lot of difficulties due to continuous rain. It has also affected transport. Several areas are submerged in floodwater due to torrential rains.”

“We are finding difficulties in getting food as we are not able to move out. The floodwater has entered in our homes,” said another local. State revenue and disaster management minister KKSSR Ramachandran had informed a total of eight people have died due to heavy rainfall in the state.

Monsoon rains continued to hit several regions of Tamil Nadu registering about 75 per cent showers above normal, while Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday inspected inundated areas here and monitored initiatives to bail out water using heavy-duty pumps.

In view of widespread rainfall that includes northern regions and southern parts of Tamil Nadu like Tirunelveli, and the Meteorological Department’s forecast of showers, especially in regions close to the coast till November 29 morning, authorities here said 11,329 people have been housed in 123 safe shelters.

Earlier, on Saturday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin met Governor RN Ravi at Raj Bhawan in Chennai. He briefed the Governor about the rain situation and ongoing relief and restoration work in the rain-affected areas in the state.

With Inputs From ANI.

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