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Chennai rain updates | Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Stalin inspects flooded areas

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The North east monsoon has been active over Tamil Nadu for the last fortnight and has been bringing in copious rains, with the government informing that the State has received 41% excess rainfall during this period.

A forecast has also been made for a low pressure in the Bay of Bengal on November 9. Relief centre details can be found here.

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Here are the latest updates:

2:14 pm

Moderate to heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal

Between 7 November and 9 November, many areas in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal may receive light to moderate showers and some areas are likely to get heavy to very heavy rainfall: IMD

 

 

2:08 pm

Fishermen advised to return to shore by November 9

The Indian Meteorological Department issued a warning for fishermen. A low pressure area is likely to form on November 9 in the south-eastern Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas. Fishermen in the deep sea (Bay of Bengal) are advised to return to shore by November 9, it said.

2:06 pm

Rainfall recorded in the last 24 hours (in centimeters)

DGP Office (Chennai) 23; Chennai Nungambakkam (Chennai), Ambattur (Tiruvallur) 21; Ayanavaram (Chennai) 18; Anna University (Chennai) 16; Puhal (Tiruvallur) 15; Chennai Airport (Chennai) 11; Thiruvananthapuram (Ramanathapuram), Cholavaram (Tiruvallur), Viralimalai (Pudukottai) Thala 9. – Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority

2:03 pm

A generally cloudy sky for the next 24 hours in Chennai

The sky will be generally cloudy for the next 24 hours.
Heavy to very heavy rain is likely in a few places of the city and in a couple of places. The maximum temperature is 27 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature is 24 degrees Celsius. – Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority

1:48 pm

Thunderstorm and moderate rain expected in certain parts of the State

Thunderstorm with moderate rain may occur at one or two places over Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Nagapattinam, Myladuthurai and Tiruvarur districts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal in the next three hours, said the Indian Meteorological Department at 1 p.m. IST.

1:45 pm

Gengu Reddy subway in Egmore closed for traffic on Sunday

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Gengu Reddy subway in Egmore closed for traffic on Sunday.
 

 

 

 

1:20 pm

Water to be discharged from Sembarambakkam Reservoir

500 cubic feet of water will be discharged per second from Sembarambakkam Reservoir.

 

1:07 pm

NDRF teams deployed

Four teams of NDRF will be deployed to assist in rescue operations in case of emergency. One each in Chengalpet and Thiruvallur and two at Madurai. – Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority

 

12:51 pm

DGP office weather station received maximum rainfall

DGP office weather station received the maximum rainfall of 23 cm, followed by Nungambakkam and Ambattur with 21 cm. Ayanavaram received 18 cm and MGR Nagar 17 cm of rainfall, Met department has said.

12:33 pm

Tamil Nadu CM inspects flooded areas

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Chief Minister M. K. Stalin inspected flood affected areas in various parts of Chennai on November 7, 2021. Food and relief materials were given to Kolathur MGR Nagar residents.
 

 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin inspected flooded areas in Chennai. Mr. Stalin inspected flooded areas at Valluvar Nagar, Villivakkam in Chennai. He visited many areas and took stock of the situation around Chennai. Later, he distributed food packets and relief materials to residents in Kolathur MGR Nagar.

11:23 am

Stalin to inspect flood affected areas

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is set to inspect flood affected areas in Egmore, Dowton, K.N Garden, Padalam, Otteri left bridge, Padi bridge, Sathya Nagar shelter, Baba Nagar, GKM colony, Jawahar Nagar, Paper Mill Road

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11:10 am

Fast filling Poondi Reservoir’s shutters opened, Chembarambakkam lake floodgates to be opened shortly

The State government as part of precautionary measures, following heavy rains, has proposed to open the flood gates of Chembarambakkam lake located in Kancheepuram district and one of the water source for the city at 1.30 p.m. on Sunday.

The floodgates of the Poondi Reservoir was opened at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.

The development comes in the wake of the reservoir receiving huge amount of water from the Krishnaraja Sagar dam leading to the reservoir reaching its danger level of 34.20 feet.

 

 

10:26 am

Chennai Metro Rail services continue as per schedule

Chennai Metro Rail services continue without any disruptions. Trains are available every 10 minutes.

10:13 am

Chennai Corporation opens relief centres

Chennai Corporation has opened 169 relief centres for flooded areas. Corporation helpline registered 64 complaints pertaining to inundation in residential areas.

For flood related grievances you can contact Greater Chennai Corporation at 04425619206, 04425619207 and 04425619208. You can also get in touch through Whatsapp at +91 944547205

10:02 am

Heaviest 24-hour rainfall since 2015 floods in Chennai

The rains that lashed the city relentlessly since Saturday night are likely to continue as thunderstorms are on the predictions for Sunday as well.

Nungambakkam has received the maximum rainfall of 21.5 cm and Chennai airport 11.3 cm at the end of a 24-hour period at 8.30 a.m. on Sunday. Since the 2015 floods, this was the highest volume of rainfall that the city has received in a 24-hour period, experts said.

As result of heavy rains, Tiruvallur Collectorate had announced that 3,000 cubic feet per second was to be opened from Poondi reservoir at 9 a.m.; also 1,000 cubic feet per second of water will be released from Puzhal Lake at 11 a.m., and 500 cubic feet per second from Chembarambakkam Lake at 1.30 p.m. respectively. Warning has been issued for those living in low lying areas to vacate their homes.

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The inundated Sivaswamy Salai in Mylapore due to heavy downpour on the morning of November 7.
 
| Photo Credit: S.R. Raghunathan

 

9:40 am

Flood alert issued in Chennai

Flood alert has been issued in Chennai as water level went up in Chembarambakkam Lake. 500 cusecs of water is set to be released at 1:30pm on Sunday, November 7. Authorities have been told to alert residents in Kundrathur, Thirumudivakkam, and Thiruneermalai.

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