The BBMP has announced that it will give Rs 25,000 each to 3,453 homes that were damaged in the recent rains that lashed the city last week.
As a precautionary measure, residents living in low-lying areas should be informed well in advance if excess water is released from any reservoirs.
Residents complain of blocked drains, inundated houses and encroachment
We also spotted several cars piled up due to waterlogging in the middle of the road.
Isolated parts of southern Andhra Pradesh are expected to receive heavy rains on Saturday under the influence of a depression in the Bay of Bengal.
In 2018, the number of heavy rainfall events increased to 607, with July recording the maximum at 198, followed by 147 in June and 144 in August.
Heavy overnight rain that lashed several districts of the state led to waterlogging and inundation in many places.
A flooded stretch of Anna Salai near Saidapet lead to traffic bottleneck and a stretch near Pallavaram flyover filled with rain water blocked vehicles on GST road.
Twice in two consecutive months, Chennai city received over 200 mm of rainfall and on both the occasions, the meteorological department failed to forecast the unfolding extreme weather event.
Anantapur has received more than 200 per cent surplus rainfall.
Crops including paddy, groundnut, cotton, bengal gram in 4,88,761 hectares affected
The plight of farmers is more or less the same in all the coastal and northern districts as December is the peak harvest period for the Kharif season.
Following the recent heavy rains, Siddapuram Cheruvu reservoir has developed leaks.
As many as 631 tanks and lakes in Cauvery delta districts have reached 100 per cent of its storage capacity following the recent heavy rains.
There were three major spells of rain – Nov 6-7, 17-18, 26-27. All three times, water was drained out from most streets and subways within hours.