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Heavy rains lashed Chennai and its suburban areas overnight and it continues, with waterlogging all around and authorities on Sunday sounded a preliminary flood alert to people as two city reservoirs are set to be opened. 

IMD predicts 'moderate' rain in the city till 11 November

From yesterday morning, Chennai and several suburbs in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts witnessed intermittent rains and showers became non-stop since night that led to inundation in many areas, inconveniencing people. 

Severe waterlogging in MMDA colony following heavy rainfall in Chennai
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Severe waterlogging in MMDA colony following heavy rainfall in Chennai

Chembarambakkam and Puzhal reservoirs, that serve as important sources of drinking water to the Chennai city would be opened to let out surplus rain water, authorities here announced. 

Severe waterlogging in MMDA colony following heavy rainfall in Chennai
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Severe waterlogging in MMDA colony following heavy rainfall in Chennai

Sounding a preliminary flood alert, the state water resources authorities advised district collectors of Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur to evacuate people living in low-lying areas and house them in safe locations. 

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