As incessant torrential rainfall continues to batter Tamil Nadu, as three deaths have been reported so far due to electrocution in Chennai on Thursday. As per media reports, the deceased have been identified as 70-year-old Tamilarasi from Otteri area, a 13-year-old-boy in Mylapore and a 45-year-old-women, a UP native in Puliyanthope area of Chennai.
In light of the worsening situation, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Chengalpettu districts in Tamil Nadu.
Traffic jeopardised in Chennai
Earlier, the heavy rainfall led to traffic snarl which was reported from multiple locations in Chennai.
In a bid to take the situation under control, Chennai Traffic Police has sent out a statement saying that four subways has been closed and seven areas have been identified with water logging leading to traffic congestion.
Tiruvallur collector in a tweet said: "750 cusecs of water released from Redhills tank as a precautionary measure due to continuous rain in the catchment and inflow is around 2000 cusecs. People residing in low lying areas on the banks of the surplus channel to be on alert."
While it has been reported that 1000 cusecs of water has been released from Chembrambakkam reservoir.
Meanwhile, Chennai Metro extended the train services by an hour i.e. from 11:00 pm to 12:00 am at midnight on December 30. The last Metro train will leave all terminals at 12:00 am.
The extension has been given to help passengers reach their homes safely as heavy rains lashes city.