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Updated on: Tuesday, November 09, 2021, 12:33 PM IST

FPJ Legal: Madras High Court pulls up Chennai civic body for failing to prevent flooding during rains

Photo Credit: ANI

Photo Credit: ANI

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The Madras High Court on Tuesday pulled up the Greater Chennai Corporation for failing to take adequate measures to prevent flooding in the city during rain, reported ANI.

The High Court asked Greater Chennai Corporation that what authorities were doing for the past six years following the devastating 2015 floods and warned the civic body of suo motu proceedings if the present situation was not brought under control.

The death toll in Tamil Nadu due to rain-related incidents on Tuesday climbed to five, said Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran, adding that 538 huts were damaged and four houses fully damaged. โ€œMore damage expected if rain intensifies,โ€ the minister further said.

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Speaking to ANI, Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran said the state has received average rainfall of 16.84 mm in last 24 hours with Chengalpet district receiving the highest.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted another set of heavy showers to hit the Chennai coast between November 10 and 13.

With the onset of northeastern rains, Chennai received the heaviest rains in the past six years, recalling the 2015 floods. It resulted in flooding in the central and northern parts of the city.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Published on: Tuesday, November 09, 2021, 12:27 PM IST
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