The Weather Department has forecast isolated rainfall in some parts of the state. The whole city was bathed in bright sunlight after steady rains and cloudy sky over the past couple of days. But many areas were waterlogged and people in crying need of help and relief.

The toll in the state due to rain-related incidents climbed to at least 80 though official numbers are not available. Meanwhile, the weather department has predicted isolated heavy rains over Thiruvallur district and scattered rain over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

According to the weather department, low depression over Bay of Bengal will move towards south Andhra coast, resulting in abatement of rains in Chennai and adjoining areas.

However, heavy rainfall is predicted for coastal Andhra Pradesh. Meanwhile, rain relief and rescue work is progressing in full swing.

West Tambaram, a suburb of Chennai, is one of the worst affected as hundreds of homes have been flooded. Fire service personnel have pressed boats into service to rescue people from their homes in that locality.

Many residents have vacated their homes as their residences have been flooded. In many places, parked cars and two-wheelers have been totally submerged. Those living in the apartments found refuge in their neighbour's place.

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