The death toll in the rain related incident has risen to 188. Madhya Kailash in Chennai, which happens to be a locality where major IT companies are located, has seen a major road cave in. Roads have been damaged in other parts of the city. Heavy rains, water logging and cave ins have resulted in major traffic jams across Chennai. The rains have exposed the poor quality of roads in Chennai and officials have begun the repair work in some areas. Holidays have been declared for schools and colleges in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Puducherry and Karaikal. The Chennai City Corporation has set up emergency control rooms across the city.
Regional office numbers:
First Regional Office (Tiruvottiyur) – 09445190001
Second Regional Office (Manali) – 09445190002
Third Regional Office (Madhavaram) – 09445190003
Fourth Regional Office (Tondiarpet) – 09445190004
Fifth Regional Office (Royapuram) – 0944510005
Sixth Regional Office (Thiru. Vi. Ka. Nagar) – 09445190006