A flood alert has been issued along the banks of Adyar river here as surplus water from the Chembarambakkam reservoir have been let out in the river. According to municipal administration, around 3,000 people living along the banks of Adyar have been relocated at safer place.
According to reports, three lakes in Kanchipuram district were breached due to heavy rains and inflows. The weather department has warned of heavy rains in Chennai and northern Tamil Nadu over the next three days.
The government has declared a holiday for schools in Chennai and neighbouring Kanchipuram district. During the last spell of rains, around 180 people lost their lives in the four districts of Chennai, Kanchipuram, Cuddalore and Thiruvallur.