After nearly three weeks of non-stop heavy rains and ten days of heavy floods, Chennai ties heave a sigh of relief as weather forecast shows no possibilities of heavy rains. However, the city and coastal districts will continue to receive rainfall for the next three days.
They continue to send messages to different groups and on social media pleading for help. An IT enginneer posted saying he is stuck with a seven month old kid and his family for three days. Similarily lots of people have posted saying they have sick and elderly people with them and are in need of food and water. Helpline numbers either could not be reached or were constantly busy. Many could not call as telecommunications in many parts of the city are down.
The airport has been shut down till December 6th owing to flooding of the runway due to the floods. Bus services both in the city and connecting other parts of the state were restored partially. People, mainly the migrants, continue to leave from Chennai through whichever mode possible.