Due to a low pressure developing and intensifying over the South Andhra coast, the Tamil Nadu centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains for Chennai and the adjoining districts of Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, and Tiruvallur for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Puducherry is also expected to receive light to moderate rains on Tuesday along with Karaikkal areas.
Even after there was a respite of heavy rains for the past two days, Chennai and the adjoining districts remain inundated, while houses in the low-lying areas of the city are still filled with water.
Almost all the ponds and lakes in Chennai are full and the administration also opened some reservoirs to release the excess water. However, the Poondy reservoir has almost reached its full capacity.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are kept ready to face any eventuality and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) units are also put in the loop to meet up with the issues that crop up if rains are coming down as expected.
Police, Fire and Rescue forces, Tangedco employees, and health department officials are put on alert to face the situation if it goes out of hand.