Tamil Nadu News Live Updates: The heavy rain that lashed Chennai on Saturday night led to flooding in at least 40 busy residential and commercial neighbourhoods in the city. The overnight rain, which was reportedly the heaviest since 2015, was part of a formation of a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal.
The rains on Saturday night and early morning on Sunday caused flooding in several city neighbourhoods including T Nagar, Vyasarpadi, Adyar, Velachery, Royapettah and Mylapore. Jawaharlal Nehru Nagar, Madhavram, Tondiarpet High Road, Northern Trunk Road, Royapuram, Teynampet, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, interior areas of Velachery, several stretches of Sholinganallur in the city suburb were among those areas reported flooding or water inundation early morning on Sunday.
According to a government release, 500 Cusecs of water from Puzhal reservoir will be released around 11 am and the local authorities issued alerts to people living in low-lying habitations on the banks of the surplus canal. The government has also announced that the water from the Chembarambakkam reservoir will be released by 1.30pm on Sunday.
Data from two rain recorders – Nungambakkam in Chennai city and Meenambakkam in the city suburb – shows that the city and suburbs received 21.5 cm and 11.3 cm rains respectively by 8.30am on Sunday.
The IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal for the next 5 days. “A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean extending up to 4.5 Km above mean sea level. Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around 09th November 2021,” IMD said.
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