Tamil Nadu: More rains likely; Chennai roads flooded, anger grips all (See Pics)

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Chennai, Nov 16: Chennai and many other places across Tamil Nadu have been flooded as the state continued to witness monsoon fury. At least 59 people died when heavy rains lashed at various parts of the state under the influence of a well marked low pressure area over Bay of Bengal.

India Meteorological Department (MeT Department) on Monday, Nov 16 predicted that there will be no respite from heavy rains. More rains are expected for next 48-72 hours.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa issued statement citing the growing anger among people. The AIADMK supremo was quoted as saying, "When such damages occur, it is the hallmark of a good government to ensure that quick relief and rehabilitation measures are undertaken and in that sense relief work is on in affected districts on a war footing."

See pictures of rains in Tamil Nadu and other parts of South India:

Rains severely cripple normal life

The incessant rains severely crippled normal life in the state capital Chennai, where most roads, residential areas and low-lying parts were inundated.

Tamil Nadu rains: Chennai roads flooded

Subways at suburban Chennai connecting the residential areas were inundated, rendering them useless for commutation.

Residents forced to stay indoor

Many residents were forced to stay put inside their homes following the inclement weather. Trains on the suburban Chennai Egmore-Tambaram were running slow.

Heavy Rains: Water-logged roads in Chennai

Water-clogged roads resulted in slow movement of vehicles even as pedestrians were seen wading through waist-deep to knee-deep water in many places.

More rains expected in next 48 hours

According to MeT Department, heavy rains could be expected in the northern coastal districts of the state in the next 24 hours while there could be rain in the rest of the districts.

The incessant rains severely crippled normal life in the state capital Chennai, where most roads, residential areas and low-lying parts were inundated.

Subways at suburban Chennai connecting the residential areas were inundated, rendering them useless for commutation. Not only in Tamil Nadu, but heavy rains continued in Puducherry, Karnataka, Kerala.

[Rains: Click here to see more photos]

Many people expressed disappointment with the state government as normal life has been hit badly due to heavy downpour. Many posted photos of rains on micro-blogging site Twitter.

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