Three killed in heavy rain in Chennai, traffic stalled India News – Times of India

Chennai: Heavy to very heavy rains lashed Chennai and its suburbs on Thursday, inundating roads and subways, leaving three people dead in rain-related incidents here. Three people (two women and one boy) died due to electrocution here, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, KKSSR Ramachandran said.
It was a repeat of the scenes seen here last month as motorists struggled to drive their vehicles on flooded roads and subways, while rain caused traffic congestion in the city and suburbs. The rapid spill may be one of the heaviest witnessed in recent years, while police said three subways were closed and at least 14 of the main city’s main thoroughfares were flooded and traffic moved at snail’s speed.
Greater Chennai Corporation Said that more than 145 pumps were used to seal off the submerged places. Metrorail officials said that in view of the rain, services have been extended for one hour from 11 pm to help passengers reach their destination safely. Beginning in the afternoon, it started raining in most areas of the city and suburbs with heavy to very heavy rainfall at many places.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the highest rainfall of 17.65 cm was recorded in MRC Nagar here. The rainfall figures were recorded between 8.30 am and 6.15 pm on Thursday. Heavy to very heavy rainfall activities likely to continue over North Coast Tamil Nadu and decreases in adjoining areas of South Coastal Andhra Pradesh during the next three days and thereafter, IMD said. Weather enthusiasts took to social media to claim the intensity of the rain and the rain breaking the previous record.