Chennai is under water now. Residents and officials admitted that almost everyone in Chennai, a sprawling city with over 4.6 million people, had been affected one way or the other by the devastating floods caused by torrential rains. Incessant downpour in the city and other coastal regions of Tamil Nadu have broken records of last 100 years. Man-made disaster: Look how Chennai built its way to floods
The seriousness of the situation in Chennai can be gauged from the fact that personnel from all three defence services have been pressed into relief and rescue work. The city’s IT hub has also been hit hard. Offices of companies like Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and others have been flooded leaving dozens of employees stranded. #ChennaiRains: How Army, Navy and Air Force have responded to the deluge
Flights to and out of Chennai have been cancelled and the airport is shut till December 6. No flights have taken off from or landed in Chennai since 8:30 pm on Tuesday. Nearly 700 people are stranded at the airport and efforts are underway to evacuate them. Over 50 trains have either been cancelled or diverted due to flooding of rail tracks at several places.