Life thrown out of gear in Tamil Nadu, as Chennai receives highest rainfall

Chennai: A waterlogged subway after heavy rains in Chennai on Monday. Heavy rains continue to lash several parts of the city as the Meteorological Department alerted a cyclone warning on the Bay of Bengal coast. PTI Photo (PTI11_9_2015_000245B)

Tamil Nadu soaked for the third continuously day on Friday with the northeast monsoon turning vigorous in northern and western districts.

Rain lashed Chennai throwing Normality out of gear and the state death toll crossed 105 as reports came in.

The capital district received the highest rainfall in entire state with astonishing 665.9 mm, which is 43 per cent above the normal, this monsoon leading to heavy overflow in pockets of central and north Chennai. Areas in south Chennai located close to Pallikaranai and Perumbakkam wetlands were marooned following heavy downpour.

The city also saw widespread protests at eight spots where public demanded restoration of power and rain relief compensation.
Police and local body authorities had a tough time pacifying demonstrators at Thirumangalam Padi Kuppam, Tambaram, Royapuram- Cemetry road, Washermenpet, Tondiarpet, Choolaimedu and Tiiruvottiyur. Rettai Eri which breached inundated Madhavaram and Mathur areas.