While Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin inspected flood-affected localities in Chennai, minister for disaster and revenue KKSSR Ramachandran said 11,239 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas and accommodated in relief centres across the state. National Disaster Response Force units have been deployed in Chengelpet and Kancheepuram districts.
Addressing a press conference in Chennai, Ramachandran said Ariyalur, Tirunelveli and Tirupur were worst-hit districts.
On Saturday, Chennai recorded 2.5 cm of rainfall till 5.30pm, with several localities, continue to witness waterlogging and authorities cutting power supply at a few places as a precaution. Three subways and a few roads were closed due to inundation, a civic official said.
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