Days of continuous rainfall has brought life to a halt in Tamil Nadu. Heavy rainfall has flooded residential areas and roads. The fury continued in Chennai and other coastal regions of Tamil Nadu, with the metropolis gauging 93% more showers than normal for the October 1st to November 4th period.

The weather department has predicted rain or thundershowers over coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry till Monday. Districts like Villupuram, Tiruvallur and Tiruvarur continued to be lashed by rains.

Thousands of people took refuge in relief camps as torrential monsoon rains flooded parts of Tamil Nadu, killing at least 12 people this week, while thousands have taken refuge in relief camps due to the flooding, the government said on Saturday.

In the state capital Chennai, schools and colleges are closed since October 31, and several university exams are being postponed. The power supply was suspended in inundated areas such as parts of MKB Nagar in North Chennai, pockets of Madipakkam in South Chennai and Karapakkam off Porur in Western Chennai to ensure safety.

More than 10,000 people have taken shelter in over 105 relief camps in Chennai and other parts of coastal Tamil Nadu, a government release said.

Chief Minister E Palaniswami today visited various parts of the city and its suburbs, hit by water-logging, insisting that his government was working on a “war-footing”.

Thursday’s rain was Chennai’s third-highest in history in a single day for November.

Marina Beach area recorded 30 cm of precipitation and parts of the beach were submerged under water, as people tried to make their way around.