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  • Heavy rains on Saturday night and Sunday morning in Chennai 
  • Many areas flooded, authorities ask residents of low-lying areas to be evacuated 
  • Intensity to reduce from Sunday: weather experts 

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Majority of areas in Chennai continued to receive heavy rains throughout Saturday night till Sunday morning leaving many places flooded. This prompted authorities to issue directives to evacuate residents of low-lying areas.

Around 3,000 people were shifted to relief centres. Flood-like situations like these have become a serious cause of concern for the locals as they fear snakes could enter their waterlogged houses.

Twitter users posted pictures and videos of inundated areas as reports of sewage water flowing on roads and into homes also came in.

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Reservoirs and lakes are filled to capacity and residents worry heavy rainfall could worsen the situation.

“Reduction in rains in Chennai likely compared to previous 2 days and lets see how clouds form later tonight. Vortex may likely form in Gulf of Mannar and heavy rains chance exist for South TN,” Pradeep John, an independent weather blogger, said in a tweet.

According to data, Chennai has recorded 1000mm of rain in a month for the fourth time for any month and the third time in November in 200 years.

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