Rain forecast as floods inundate Chennai’s street, homes and airport985 views
New Delhi : More rain forecast as floods inundate Chennai’s street, homes and airport
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the region on Thursday and said he was “pained” by the devastation he witnessed from the air and on the ground. He pledged $290 million in relief funds.
Laxman Singh Rathore, director of the Indian Meteorological Department told CNN that the downpours were unlikely to cease this week, with heavy rain forecast for the next 48 hours.
Chennai, a city of nine million, received more 350 mm of rain on Wednesday — more than double the amount it usually receives in December, according to CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri.