The floods have left over 269 dead in Tamil Nadu and 54 in Andhra Pradesh, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha. He described the situation as “alarming”.
At the parlimentary meet, the Centre described the situation in Chennai as “worrisome”.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa today conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas in Chennai and sururbs on Thursday.
The India Meterlogical Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains for the next two to three days in Tamil Nadu.
The Airports Authority of India on Wednesday announced that operations at the Chennai airport will be shut till December 6 due to waterlogging on the runway. Many trains have been cancelled or diverted.
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