Chennai: Thirtyfour persons have died in
rain-related incidents over the past few days in Tamil Nadu
even as parts of the state continued to receive heavy rains.
Condoling the deaths, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today
announced Rs one lakh as solatium from the Disaster Response
Fund to the next of kin of each victim, an official release
She also announced a compensation of Rs two lakh from the
Chief Minister`s relief fund to the relatives of a woman who
was killed after she accidentally fell into a open storm-water
drain on November 4.
In Chennai, several low-lying areas have been inundated
and roads damaged. A century-old post office in the state
capital also suffered damage due to the downpour yesterday.
Reservoirs supplying drinking water to Chennai are
reaching their maximum level.
With roads being damaged traffic movement was slow leading
to traffic snarls in Chennai.
Meanwhile, the Mettur reservoir in Salem district reached
100.1 feet against the full level of 120 feet.
Mettur dam sub-divisional officer N Kumaresan said it was
due to heavy discharge of surplus water from Kabini and
Krishnarajasager dams in Karnataka.