The India Meteorological Department on Thursday withdrew the red alert for eight districts, including Chennai, as the depression that led to heavy rainfall in most places in Tamil Nadu began to cross the coast between the state capital and Puducherry, reported The Hindu.

The other districts where the red alert was withdrawn are Tiruvallur, Ranipet, Vellore, Salem, Kallakurichi, Tirupattur and Tiruvannamalai.

The weather agency predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, coastal Andhra Pradesh, the Rayalaseema region, south interior Karnataka and Kerala on Friday.

So far, 14 people have died due to heavy rain in Tamil Nadu, ANI reported.

Meanwhile, flight services that were earlier suspended at the Chennai airport have resumed. The Airport Authority of India has asked passengers to contact their airlines for timings of their flight.

The heavy rain brought has Chennai to a standstill. Photos from the city showed submerged cars, uprooted trees and residents being rescued on rubber boats.

Due to the heavy rainfall,…

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