Again  rains started in Chennai over the last 48 hours even more is expected, as the cyclone bypassed the Indian coast and moved towards Bangladesh today. With memories of the December floods in the city still fresh, the civic authorities have started massive emergency preparations. Nearly 12,000 people deployed across the city to conduct the operations, boats have been stationed at multiple locations for emergency rescue, said by Chandramohan (Chennai Municipal commissioner). Sewer pipe in Chennai have started over-flowing in most of the areas due to rain caused by the cyclonic winds. Water from subways is being pumped out to ensure free flow of traffic. The authorities have also set up an emergency number 1070 to receive rainfall-related disservice. The Senior officers sent to other areas in the Tamil Nadu where heavy rainfall is expected to continue. Yesterday, the government said Chennai and its neighbouring districts were expected to receive very heavy rainfall of more than 25 cm. Cuddalore, Villupuram, Thanjavur and Nagapattinam districts were expected to receive more than 12 cm rainfall.

Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal are also witnessing heavy rains. Huge rainfall has also been  prophetd for Andhra Pradesh. Fishermen have been warned against going to the sea.

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