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Chennai flood alert: PM Modi offers full support to Jayalalithaa

New Delhi: In the wake of the flood alert that has been issued in parts of Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and assured full support from the government to the state.

“Spoke to Jayalalithaa ji on the flood situation in parts of Tamil Nadu. Assured all possible support & cooperation in this unfortunate hour,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

With the MET predicting heavy rains over the already rain-hit Chennai and northern Tamil Nadu for the next three to four days, the state government issued a flood alert today.

“Oh god, please keep my Chennai and its people safe from the floods,” Oscar-winning music director A.R. Rahman tweeted.

The Army has been re-called and so have additional forces to carry out rescue operations in the flood-hit areas.

According to reports, the flood alert has been issued to the people living on the banks of river Adyar in Chennai, as the area remains to be battered by the un-relenting rains affecting daily life.

The met office has forecasted scattered to heavy rainfall on Tuesday in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu following a trough of low pressure in the Bay of Bengal, closer to Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Modi had earlier instructed the immediate release of financial assistance of nearly Rs. 940 crore to deal with the flood situation in rain- battered Tamil Nadu, hours after Jayalalithaa wrote to him for funds to sustain relief work. (ANI)