With heavy rainfall flooding Tamil Nadu on Friday, normal life across the state has been affected.

Transport services including trains and public transport buses were disrupted because of incessant downpour. Reports suggest that several flights were rescheduled, while many trains were delayed.

In the state capital Chennai, people in many areas woke up to find their houses in knee-deep rainwater. The flooding also affected public transport buses and trains.

Residents of waterlogged areas were forced to relocate as they woke up to find their homes filled with rainwater.

"There was knee-deep water around my house. There was also threat of sewage entering the house. I have now shifted to my mother's place with my daughter," Chennai resident V Nitya told IANS.

Schools and colleges were closed for the day, while office goers using public transport and trains could not reach work places as as transport services were disrupted, reports said.

Weather forecast suggests that incessant rain will continue on Saturday in coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Meanwhile, the toll in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu during the last couple of days rose to 55.