Tamil Diplomat

Heavy rains and flooding reported in the city again

Chennai on Thursday turned a virtual island and coastal areas of Tamil Nadu were marooned after unprecedented rains in 100 years pounded the city, its suburbs and neighboring districts destroying road and rail links, shutting the airport and rendering thousands homeless.

Late on Wednesday night, the Airport Authority of India announced that Chennai airport will remain shut till December 6 in the wake of the battering downpour and predictions of more rains in the next 72 hours.