100 year old record broken by Chennai rainfall, 2015

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The city of Chennai has seen a 100 year old record breaking rainfall yesterday covering a month’s average.Army’s Garrison Infantry Battalion were pressed into service in Tambaram and Oorapakkam after the Tamil Nadu government sought military assistance.Chennaites were affected by the deluge that rocked the city, causing even more despair and inflicting water woes just as the city was recovering from the setbacks of an extremely rainy November.

Those who were brave enough to take their vehicles out on the streets soon regretted their decision to override the Met office expert opinion as traffic chaos had gripped vehicular movement right across the city. Rain-water took over the arterial Anna Salai and the Jawaharlal Nehru 100 feet road, which connects Kathipara to Koyambedu, as moto-rists were spotted pulling their stalled motorcycles along.

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