Cyclone Nisha wrecks havoc across Tamilnadu

November 29th, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Chennai, Nov.29 (ANI): Unending rain for the last 48 hours has
thrown normal life out of gear across costal Tamilnadu. Cyclone
Nisha which crossed the coastal Tamilnadu two days ago is still
having its effect, lashing Chennai continuously.

Several areas, including the citys posh localities are water logged
and the authorities have had to rush in boats to shift people to safer
places.

Velachery, which is on the I. T Highway is said to be the worst
affected area where people in high rise buildings unable to come out
due waist deep water. Traffic movement between Medavakkam and
Velachery has been hit as water from the Narayanapuram Lake has
overflowed and submerged the Velachery-Tambaram highway.

Almost all parts of the state capital have been hit by the incessant
rain. Several water-logged areas in the city do not have access to
essential services, such as milk and electricity. Power supply and
telephone lines too are badly disrupted.

Railway services in and around the city are also hampered. The
suburban EMU services remain paralyzed. In many places, the track
has been submerged forcing railway authorities to suspend services.

Schools, colleges and offices remained closed for the fourth day
Saturday. Examinations scheduled for Friday and Saturday have
been postponed. New dates will be announced later, said a Madras
University official. (ANI)

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