Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin inspected rain affected areas like Purasawalkam, Padi and Kolathur in Chennai. The State has been experiencing heavy rainfall with more rain forecast in the coming days.
All schools and colleges in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet will remain closed for a couple of days due to the heavy rain. Men and machinery have been kept ready for all emergency situations. The government is also taking measures to provide compensation to the rain affected families. Around 50,000 packets of food were distributed in the 44 rehabilitation centres in the city of Chennai.
CM Stalin stated that all electric poles were under constant vigil and officials have been instructed to take necessary steps. He requested people living in inundated areas to walk carefully. According to him, all officials were on 24 hours alert and all departments were working in coordination.