Monsoon rains continued to batter several regions of Tamil Nadu registering about 75 per cent showers above normal, while Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday inspected inundated areas here and monitored initiatives to bail out water using heavy-duty pumps.
In view of widespread rainfall that include northern regions and southern parts of Tamil Nadu like Tirunelveli, and the Meteorological Department's forecast of showers, especially in regions close to the coast till November 29 morning, authorities here said 11,329 people have been housed in 123 safe shelters.
These shelters are spread acrosss Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengelpet, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Tuticorin, Ariyalur, Permbalur, Dindigul, Ranipettai, Tirupattur, Tiruvannamalai and Vellore districts. National Disaster Response Force units have been deployed in Chengelpet and Kancheepuram districts.
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