He said as of Friday, Red Hills has 2.738 tmcft of water against its maximum capacity of 3.3 tmcft.
Chennai, Chengalpattu, Vellore, Thanjavur and Tiruvarur district administrations also declared a holiday for schools and colleges since heavy to very heavy rains have been forecast.
Barring Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam and the three northern districts where red alert has been issued, the remaining districts will be under orange alert.
Three fishermen died, while three others went missing after heavy rain lashed various parts of the state on Monday.
With heavy rain lashing Thrissur district and Met Department issuing a red alert on Thursday, the residents in Chalakudy are fearing a repeat of 2018 flood situation.
The heavy rains led to six deaths -- one each in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Ernakulam, and three in Kannur district -- resulting in a total of 12 rain-related casualties from July 31 to August 2
The Central Water Commission has issued a warning regarding the water levels of various rivers, like Pampa, Manimala and Neyyar, crossing the danger marks at several places.
T’Puram, Idukki, Kottayam, Kollam, P’thitta, Alappuzha & Ernakulam may get over 200mm of rainfall in 24 hours. There may be crisis if this happens for 4 consecutive days, warns CM
Strong winds are expected to hit the state, especially the coastal areas of Kollam, Kayamkulam and parts of Kochi, in the coming days and as a result, even Vizhinjam port is expected to be affected.
The National Dengue Prevention Day, on May 16, aims to spread awareness about the disease, preventive measures required and its treatment.
A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rainfall.
Red alert issued for Ernakulam and Idukki districts for Saturday indicating extremely heavy rainfall and an orange alert for southern districts till May 16.
In one of the most destructive deluge Kerala has seen in a century, over 324 lives have been lost due to excessive rain, landslides and flood. In this moment, Kerala needs all the help it can get.
In view of concerns about the ‘Blue Whale’ challenge, an online game, the Greater Chennai Police have urged parents to monitor the social media activities of their children.