But it seems there is no immediate relief in store for the state.

 Schools and colleges closed many areas inundated as rain pounds Tamil Nadu
news Chennai Rains Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 19:18


These are pictures from Saidapet, an area in the heart of Chennai that has been inundated, the over flowing water has entered the suburbs. Saidapet is located along the banks of the Adyar River which flows through the city of Chennai.

Saidapet isn’t the only place in the city that’s been inundated.

Thillai Ganga Nagar subway

 

Chromepet

Nochikuppam picture by Nishanth Krish

Uprooted tree picture by Nishanth Krish

But it seems there is no relief in store for the state. According to MeT forecast, the state would get moderate to heavy rain in the next four days. District authorities have declared holiday for educational institutions in 13 districts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, and Karaikkal. Some companies have announced holiday for its employees.

Exams scheduled for November 16, 17 and 18 in educational institutions in Tamil Nadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University affiliated law colleges and Anna University has been postponed due to heavy rains.

Fifty-nine people have died due to rain in Tamil Nadu in the last from November 10 to 14.

The Hindu reported that people stayed away from the sea in Chennai as waves breaking on beaches in Chennai  turned black.

Marina Beach photo by Nishanth Krish

The Indian Meteorological Department said in a bulletin on Sunday that the well-marked low pressure area over southwest Bay of Bengal adjoining Sri Lanka persisted and “it is likely to move west-northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu coast and would concentrate into a depression during next 24 hours.”

The rainfall continued during the early hours of Monday in Chennai as eight stations recorded more than 20 cms of rains in 19 hours. The rain is expected to slow down by the evening and move further north, towards the northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh coastline.

The Chennai corporation has also announced Emergency Contact Numbers for all the regional zones in the city.

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