In the two weeks of continuous rains that Tamil Nadu has faced, the death toll in the rain-related incidents, as of November 25, is as high as 176. The Indian Meteorological Department has forecasted more rains in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Seven people across the state have reportedly died since Tuesday, reported Deccan Herald. A couple died of electrocution in the stateâ€™s capital on Sunday. â€¨
IMD said that rains or thundershowers would occur at a few places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, coastal Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep in the next 24-48 hours.â€¨Some areas in and around Chennai are likely to receive thundershowers.
â€¨Deccan Herald reported that according to Met department, Papanasam taluk in Tiruneveli district received heavy rainfall of 10 cm, while Rameswaram, Cheranmahadevi and Coonoor received rainfall of one cm each.
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa offered her condolences and announced a compensation of Rs four lakh each to the next of kin, from the disaster relief fund.
On November 23, Jayalalithaa wrote to the Prime Minister pegging the loss due to floods at Rs 8,481 crore. She also urged the central government to allot Rs 2,000 crore for the relief work.