The Chennai Corporation has kept 52 boats and 507 water pumps in readiness.
Chief Minister MK Stalin declared two days holiday, on Monday and Tuesday, for schools in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur districts due to heavy rain.
Despite the sincere efforts, many localities in Chennai witnessed waterlogging as Cyclone Nivar made landfall.Heavy downpour triggered by very severe cyclonic storm Nivar lashed Puducherry and its suburbs on Thursday, uprooting trees, damaging electric poles and leaving several areas inundated
Cyclone Nivar: Heavy rains leave Chennai waterlogged, authorities say major flooding like 2015 impossible
Chennai on Tuesday received over 100 mm of rainfall which led to waterlogging in many parts of the city.
Heavy rainfall for the past few days has disrupted normal life in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
With 61 per cent deficit, the city was staring at a potential monsoon failure. The rains come as much needed respite.