Central Tamil Nadu coast most vulnerable: MeT

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New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General L.S. Rathore on Thursday said the coastal areas are likely to witness more rain in the next 48 hours. He added that Pondicherry and Nagapattinam are experiencing heavy rainfall. Rathore further said that central Tamil Nadu coast is most vulnerable to the torrential rains. The incessant rains in Chennai and the coastal parts of Tamil Nadu over the last few weeks has wreaked havoc and disrupted normal in the state. In the last 24 hours, Chennai has received 345 mm of rain, which is highest ever for a single day in the last 114 years. According to the Home Ministry, 269 people have lost their lives due to the calamity in the state so far. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Chennai today to take stock of the situation arising due to the devastating floods. The Prime Minister undertook the aerial survey of the flood affected areas of Chennai, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts in Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister Modi, who discussed the situation with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, directed that Rs. 1000 crores be released immediately by Government of India to the state for immediate relief.

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