Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged $150 million to aid the state. The naval air base at Arakkonam is being used as an airport and expected to run seven commercial flights on Friday and Saturday.ChennaiRains: At Least 269 Reported Dead in India Amid Widespread Flooding in Tamil Nadu Capital.Emergency workers have rescued more than 120,000 people from the floodwaters, an official said.The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the loss of lives and damage to infrastructure in Chennai and several others parts of Tamil Nadu due to heavy rains.
In a message to Dr. K. Rosaiah, the Governor of Tamil Nadu, the President has said “I am very sad to learn about the loss of human lives and serious damage to infrastructure in Chennai and several others parts of Tamil Nadu due to heavy rains.
I understand that relief and rescue efforts are ongoing and am confident that the people of Tamil Nadu will overcome this tragedy with fortitude and dignity.
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