But the weather office cannot do anything about that depression. Tamilnadu continued to be on alert today following forecasts of rain over the next 24 hours (ending 8 am tomorrow).
All the reservoirs have received copious inflows. But the question that lingers in everyone’s mind is how much of the monsoon rains is enough? Evidently not, especially if the summer turns outs to be a scorcher.
More rains, in the event, are needed to tide over the next summer. But more showers will not help to tide over the enduring winter. It’s catch 22.
The dams and rivers in the South are in spate. Chennai residents have all along been worrying about whether the rain would come at all to wet the parched throats in the city.
But now, it looks like they would not want more of showers as it would wreak havoc on the infrastructure which is not well equipped to deal with the deluge.
It was widely anticipated that the civic problems would cripple the city in the face of showers. And it has.