Heavy rain continues to lash Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu. Chennai and other parts of the state have been witnessing heavy rain since the past fortnight resulting in floods and severe waterlogging. Normal life was hit hard in the capital city due to unprecedented downpour. People were forced to commute on boats in Chennai as waterlogging left the city inundated. Last week, rain water entered a government hospital forcing the staff to evacuate the patients out of their wards.
All schools and colleges have been asked to remain close in Chennai today. Educational institutions in Cuddalore, Tiruvallur and Villupuram districts and in the Union territory Puducherry also will remain closed on Monday.
Rains continue to make people restless in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh too. Nellore and Chittoor are worst effected. Water logging in many towns in these districts forced people to shift to safer places. Rivers in Nellore district are in spate. Many educational institutions in these districts remain closed today. A lady doctor was dead as the two wheeler she was driving fell in a rain water pit near Gudur.