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At least five people died in Tamil Nadu because of heavy rain that has continued over the last three days, ANI reported on Tuesday. The state has received 16.84 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours.

The Regional Meteorological Department on Tuesday issued a red alert till November 11 for some parts of Tamil Nadu. A red alert signals extremely heavy rainfall.

More than 1,400 people have been moved to relief camps, according to PTI.

Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Theni, Tenkasi and Tirunelveli cities are likely to receive very heavy rainfall on Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department said. Chennai is also expected to receive heavy rain.

The government declared holidays on November 10 and 11 in the districts of Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, and Mayiladuthurai because of the weather forecast, ANI reported.

The state Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran said that Chengalpet district had received the highest rainfall, ANI reported. He added that he was worried about more losses and damage if the rainfall continued in the state.

Several parts of Chennai remained inundated as heavy rain continued on Monday, The Hindu reported.

For flood-related grievances, the Greater Chennai Corporation has released these helpline numbers: 044-25619206, 044-25619207, 044-25619208.

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