Teams of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), army, navy and commandos of police and fire service personnel were deployed for rescue and relief works in the worst-affected areas of Kotturpuram, Jafferkhanpet and Nandanam on the banks of the Adyar river that has been in spate for the last two days.
    
For the first time in over 40 years, the water has risen rapidly on the river breaching the road and the Maraimalai Adigal bridge in Saidapet cutting the arterial Anna Salai (Mount Road), rendering it out of bounds for motorists.
     
Though there has been no rain since last night, the fresh flooding of the streets in the heart of the city in areas like Kodambakkam and T.Nagar and Ashok Nagar has been caused by the
release of an estimated 30,000 cusecs of water from the Chembarambakkam lake, one of city's source of drinking water.
    
The reservoir has been surplussing because of heavy inflow due to rains in the catchment area. The sky is overcast without any fresh rainfall and people are worried about the forecast of showers over the next three days.

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