Chennai rains: As a result of the rains in Tamil Nadu, Poondi, Cholavaram, Puzhal and Chembarambakkam reservoirs that feed Chennai have touched 83.8 per cent of its capacity and out of the 14,098 lakes under PWD in Tamil Nadau 6,791 lakes are full. "I have ordered officials to take precautionary measures before releasing surplus waters from reservoirs and evacuate people living in low-lying areas," Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa said.
Caption: The Marina beach on the Bay of Bengal coast is partly covered with rainwater after heavy rains in Chennai on Tuesday. Normal life has been badly affected due to incessant rains. (PTI)