Floods in Chennai have left thousands of people stranded as the city saw a clouded thursday morning even after the rains subsided the night before. And people have been left marooned in the state capital and the neighbouring districts even with the rescue operations in full swing with the Army, Navy, NDRF, local Police and the Coast Guard stepping in.
As per predictions by the meterological department, rains would continue till friday but with lesser severity while the forecast for thursday included rains with possible thundershowers.
The death toll crossed the 200 mark, with fears rising over predictions of heavy rain over the next three days.
People all over are requesting for help sending out SOS messages from several parts of the city where exits points have been blocked due to floods.
Many people spent the night camping in make-shift shelters at the Tambaram railway station that housed stranded passengers.
Chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who has been chairing meetings with concerned officials monitoring relief and rescue oprerations and also trying to evacuate the passengers stuck at Chennai Airport while some of them even managed to reach Bengaluru via road.
The National Disaster Response Force director-general OP Singh said 100 boats and 29 teams were currently in service in Chennai, while fleet Tanker INS Shakti was also reaching the deluged port city with relief materials and medical supplies.
Help is coming from all sides and the waters will soon recede, till then keep praying for the people in Chennai.