Residents of the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board tenements in Semmancheri were worried about the sewage-mixed rainwater leading to mosquito menace and spread of diseases.
Chennai, Chengelpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts declared holiday for schools and colleges on Monday and Puducherry declared a holiday on Monday and Tuesday, in the view of heavy rains.
The flood waters have brought insects and tadpoles into homes and vacant plots serve as breeding grounds, some residents alleged.
Senior corporation officials told The New Indian Express that the city is only 17 mm short of getting 1000 mm of rainfall which it has received only four times in the last 200 years
Weather models are predicting heavy rains for Chennai during this weekend and up until December 1
The regional meteorological centre here said rainfall activity would pick up pace in Chennai from November 26, with heavy to very heavy spells expected on November 27-28 and thereafter
Since 2015, the year of the terrible floods, the city administration has tried to build storm water drains in flood-prone areas. But the Adyar and Cooum are yet to be unclogged.
The team will make an on-the-spot detailed assessment of damage and relief works and make a final recommendation for the admissibility of additional central assistance.
To prevent any untoward incident, units from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), fire and rescue, police, and the health department are on standby.
The weather office forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls as 'very likely' over north Tamil Nadu and adjoining southern districts in the next 24 hours.
Several streets in the city witnessed temporary water stagnation after the rains on Wednesday
Weather models are also indicating formation of another new system next week. This monsoon for sure is going to break some records.
The weather department predicted that the low pressure area was reaching the coast and this could lead to heavy rains in Chennai and adjoining districts till Thursday night.
Tamil Nadu govt seeks Rs 2,629 crore aid from Centre for relief, restoration works in rain-hit areas
Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Chief Minister MK Stalin over the telephone on the damages caused by recent rains in Tamil Nadu and assured assistance from the Union Government.
IMD has issued a red alert for Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Ranipet districts on November 19.