A few hours of rain on Deepavali day disproved the claim made by the Public Works Department and civic authorities that only long spell of rain would inundate places in Kamaraj Nagar.
Places such as Krishna Nagar and Rainbow Nagar were fully inundated on the festival day, after a few hours of rain in the morning.
Officials of the Public Works Department and Oulgaret Municipality had earlier said that this time the situation would not be as bad as it used to be during previous northeast monsoon, owing to “proper desiliting of drainage canals” that runs through Krishna Nagar and Rainbow Nagar.
“By around 11.30 a.m. on Deepavali day, rainwater started coming into our house. It only started receding by Thursday morning. But, there are still areas where there is water-logging,” Krishnan of Rainbow Nagar said.
He added that this year it could be worse as side drains are yet to be provided in places where new roads have been laid.
Revenue officials said they have also received complains of water-logging in Ganesh Nagar, Sholai Nagar, Dubrayapet in Muthialpet, parts of town, Thengaithittu and certain places in Mudaliarpet.
There were also complaints of partial damage to houses.