Heavy rain has been falling in Chennai since last night. Due to heavy rains in Chennai, water entered people’s homes, and roads were also submerged.
People in Chennai’s KK Nagar had to wade through knee-deep water. In many areas of Anna Nagar, flooding has occurred.
Up until 8.30 a.m. today, 21 cms of rain had fallen, flooding many low-lying areas of the city. This morning, the India Meteorological Department predicted heavy rain. Sangeeta Rajesh, an environmental journalist who lives in Pujithivakkam near Madipakkam in south Chennai, described how water got into her apartment. “In the parking lot, there is three feet of water. Three nearby construction sites have blocked rainwater, allowing water to enter houses “He stated.
Conditions due to rain
State water resources officials have issued an early flood warning, advising district magistrates in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur to evacuate people living in low-lying areas to safer areas. In addition, the doctor’s team has been requested to be present. Apart from Chennai, rain has been falling intermittently in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts since Saturday morning and has continued to fall throughout the night. As a result, people in many areas had to deal with waterlogging. Waterlogging has been reported in a number of Chennai neighborhoods, including Koratur, Perambur, Anna Salai, T Nagar, Guindy, Adyar, Perungudi, and OMR. Residents took to social media to share videos and photos of the flooding in the surrounding areas.
All of the lakes in and around Chennai have been filled, and water will be released from Chembarambakkam lake this afternoon. The lake’s water level has reached 82.35 feet in the 85.4-foot-high lake. Flood warnings have been issued in Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu districts, particularly along the Adyar River’s banks.
Keeping an eye on the condition
District Collector should keep an eye on reservoir condition: CM Stalin Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has asked the district collector to keep an eye on the reservoirs’ condition, as more than half of the water is filled there. The delta’s 12 districts have received more than 60% of their annual rainfall.