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For the first time since 2015, the Chembarambakkam lake has touched a storage level of 2,781 mcf - 76 percent of its total capacity - bringing back dark memories of flooding and inundation. However, officials said there is no reason to worry now and that the water will only be released if there is a very heavy downpour continuously for three days.
Fear and anxiety gripped residents of Chennai on Monday as the Chembarambakkam lake touched a storage level of over 2,700 mc ft, for the first time since 2015. The Chennai Corporation and Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board have, however, stated that there is no cause for alarm and that the water will be released slowly if the downpour continues. The Chembarambakkam reservoir is currently at 80% of its capacity and civic authorities and city police are already on alert.
Here a Poovulagin Nanbargal G Sundarrajan and the public spoke about their opinion on Chennai rains. The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said the official machinery is fully prepared to cope up with any challenges arising due to heavy rains and that the dams were being closely monitored in the wake of their increasing levels. Revenue and Disaster Management Minister R B Udhayakumar said all emergency services and personnel were ready to handle problems arising due to rising water levels.
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