The video by Lankasri News shows disastrous floods which crippled the daily life of Chennai. Due to heavy rains, water level has been rising steadily in parts of Chennai. Around 35 lakes are reportedly flowing at dangerously high levels, raising terror of more flooding as excessive water is streaming into Chennai streets.
The Chennai International airport will remain closed till December 6. The Rajali naval air station at Arakkonam, 70 km west of Chennai, will function as a makeshift airport.Schools, colleges and offices have been forced to close and exams have been postponed.
Telecom companies including BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone, RCom and Aircel have granted free talktime to their customers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his way to conduct an aerial survey of Chennai, which remains cut off with road, rail and air traffic crippled because of flooding after record rain.Home Minister Rajnath Singh also assured Tamil Nadu of all central help in this “unprecedented situation.”
Around 269 people have died in Tamil Nadu and two in Puducherry since the heavy downpour and deluge began last month.Army and Navy have both been conducting the rescue operations in deifferent areas.