Two columns of army's Garrison Infantry Battalion have been pressed into service in Tambaram and Oorapakkam after the Tamil Nadu government sought military assistance. The Navy is also on stand-by.


All flight operations at Chennai airport were partially suspended tonight until further review and a number of flights disrupted as waters inundated the runway and the tarmac.
    
Departures of flights have been allowed till 2330 hours. The rains that have virtually broken a 100-year-old record with one day's rainfall covering a month's average also flooded areas in Vadapalani, Valasaravakkam and Nandamvakkam as nearby lakes overflowed into the city.
    
Adding to the woes, Chennai city and neighbouring districts braced for more rains as the Met department predicted heavy to very heavy rains in the next four days.

    
National Disaster Rescue Force has already dispatched ten teams of which four are already in Chennai and the rest will be flying in tomorrow.

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