Heavy rain in Chennai floods low lying areas

Chennai: Chennai is battling rain after incessant rain from the last 18 hours throw the normal life out of gear. As the low lying areas flooded rescue personnel were pressed into service. The airport was shutdown following water getting into the runway. Road and rail service have also been hit. The army and police personnel are shifting those rescued into safer location. Met officials said that it is after 100 years that Chennai is witnessing such worse onslaught of rains. Residents in a low-lying area were seen swimming out of their home and holding on to a window ledge to move to safety. People were making raft with available material to wade to safety. Navy is also on standby.

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