Residents are evacuated on dinghies as monsoon inundates 4,000 houses in Chennai, India

A monsoon lashed Chennai, India's state of Tamil Nadu, inundating 4,000 houses. Damage is severe: in a few areas, water has reached the first floor. This footage, filmed yesterday (November 13), shows residents being evacuated on dinghies. More heavy rain is on the way in the state of Tamil Nadu. The government, political parties, and NGOs have taken action to provide relief measures to the affected communities.