Army, Navy called in as rain batters TN

Chennai (dhns): Non-stop torrential rains since Monday night pounded several parts of Chennai and its suburbs and Puducherry, triggering a deluge and completely disrupting normal life.

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Army and Navy were deployed on Tuesday night in two suburban areas to undertake rescue on a war-footing. Navy personnel were deployed in Sadiapet area.

“More army personnel are coming to Chennai from Bengaluru,” a Defence Public Relations official said.

All flight operations at Chennai airport were suspended.

The rains have broken a 100-year-old record, with one day’s rainfall covering a month’s average. The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in the next four days.

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