After two weeks of heavy downpour, fresh showers have again hit the city.
The whole of the city is submerged in water.
Incessant rain has created a situation of emergency in the state.
A child tries to rescue himself with the help of thermocol.
Manohar Parrikar instructed defence teams to move to affected areas.
Army and Navy has been pressed into action.
Defence teams with boats and swimmers have been sent to the marooned Chennai.
The Indian Navy deployed three flood relief team today.
A string of helpline numbers has been launched.
National Disaster Rescue Force has dispatched ten teams out of which four are already in Chennai.
Telephone towers have stopped working in low lying areas.
People are trying to flee to a safer place. Till now death toll has reached 188.
According to the met department, rain will show no sign of relief for the next 4 days.
After two days of continous rainfall, flights and trains have been suspended.
As per reports, around 700 people are stranded at Chennai airport.
PM Modi spoke to CM Jayalalithaa and assured of all help.
Rahul Gandhi has also expressed his concern and asked Congress workers to extend all possible assistance to people.
People of Chennai have become Samaritans, opened their doors for helpless.
They are providing food, clothing and other necessary elements to the stranded people.
Educational institutions have been closed and exams have been postponed.
Many celebrities have tweeted expressing their concerns for the situation.
Chennai rains 2015.
Local population says that it has happened because of poor infrastructure and unplanned development of the city.
INS Airavat has been sent to Chennai with relief material.
Airtel has initiated measures to facilitate communication between flood-stranded people.
Company has provided auto approval of ‘Talk Time’ credit upto Rs. 30 for all Airtel prepaid mobile customers.
It is also providing free of cost credit of 50MB mobile data for Airtel prepaid mobile customers with a validity of 2 days.