The Poondi, Cholavaram, Puzhal, Chembarmbakkam and Thervai Kandigai reservoirs near Chennai, and Veeranam lake, about 230km from the city, cumulatively released a little over 10,000 cusecs of water as showers continued in catchment areas.
As rescue and relief work continued and authorities cleared stagnant water from 140 locations of the 317 affected areas, more rain has been forecast for the next few days. Around 200 medical camps were also held on Monday when the core areas received 1.45cm rain.
Chief minister M K Stalin and senior ministers oversaw relief measures for the second day. To prevent power-related accidents, electricity supply was cut off for 12,227 registered connections in the city which was just 0.2% of the total connections, electricity minister V Senthil Balaji said.