Chennai crossed the 1,000-mm mark in terms of rainfall received this month. This has happened only three times before in the last 200 years. Chennai, along with other coastal districts of Tamil Nadu, has been receiving heavy rains for several days. Water stagnation has been reported in 186 streets across 75 areas in #Chennai.
An #IndianAirForce helicopter rescued 10 persons stranded in the middle of Chitravathi river in the Ananthapur district of #AndhraPradesh on November 20. Meanwhile,4 more deaths in rain-related incidents in Kadapa and Anantapur districts took the toll arising out of the heavy rains in the State to 23.
The state has recorded an all-time high rainfall during Northeast Monsoon this year since 1901, though the season is only midway. It has received 244.4mm rainfall till November 15 against the average of 103.8mm, an excess of 136%. The earlier highest rainfall was 823.3mm in 2010.
Heavy rain continued to lash most parts of the state on Sunday, leaving at least four people dead, damaging scores of houses and destroying a large extent of crops besides causing flood and landslips in some areas.
With heavy rains lashing various parts of the state since Saturday night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday declared a red alert in central Kerala districts of Ernakulam, Idukki and Thrissur for the day.
Low lying areas in many parts of Thiruvananthapuram were flooded on Saturday as rivers and streams overflowed due to incessant rainfall, for over 12 hours, in the state capital.