People working in offices located in the suburbs were finding it difficult to reach home after work and many were stuck in their office. Power has been cut in several areas as a precaution, while people have been advised to stay wherever they are.

With waterlogging on the airport runway, several flights were delayed. For several hours, flights did not take off or land and hundreds of passengers were stuck inside the airport.

Big sink holes on several roads forced the authorities to divert the vehicular flow. Speaking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa said the unprecedented torrential and extremely heavy rains which is the heaviest recorded in the past more than 100 years and has battered the state's northern districts, especially, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Cuddalore.

She told Modi that the state machinery is fully geared to meet the challenge. The state has deployed personnel of the State Disaster Response Force, the Fire and Rescue Service personnel, Coastal Security Group in all the affected places.

A flood alert has been issued along the banks of Adyar river here as surplus water from the Chembarambakkam reservoir have been let out in the river. According to municipal administration, around 3,000 people living along the banks of Adyar have been relocated at safer place.

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