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Tamil Nadu: Amidst heavy rain, CM M.K.Stalin visits several flooded areas in Chennai

The Regional Met department has predicted that a low pressure area is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal and move towards the North Tamilnadu Coast, bringing heavy rain with squally winds.

The system is expected to move towards North Tamilnadu. Meanwhile, Tamilnadu Chief Minister MK.Stalin visited flooded areas in Chennai and took stock of the situation.

Rains continue to lash Chennai and the suburban areas since yesterday and it has resulted in rise in water levels in reservoirs supplying water to the city. has been decided to release surplus water and the local people in the banks have been advised to move to safer places.

As 20 to 24 cm of rainfall has been recorded in the last 24 hours in many areas since 2015,  fear of floods looms large in the minds of Chennaiites. NDRF teams are likely to reach out to the affected areas .

Chief Minister alongwith his colleagues and top officials including State Chief Secretary V.Irai Anbu and DGP Sylendra Babu visited areas in North Chennai. Giant machines are being used to pump out water in flooded areas.

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The Coast Guard has also issued an advisory to the Chief Secretary and the Directorate of Fisheries to alert the fishermen to return back to the shore before 9th to 12th. The advisory asked the local authorities to advise the fishermen not to venture into the sea and maintain accountability of fishing boats.

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