Reviewing the situation through a video conference call, he directed departments concerned to prevent the spread of communicable diseases and also protect paddy sacks at direct procurement centres.
Towards the middle of the week, on October 20, delta districts and surrounding regions are likely to receive thunderstorm with heavy rain.
Catchment areas in Kanniyakumari district received heavy rains till Sunday morning, ensuring copious inflow to dams.
Chief Minister MK Stalin also told officials to work on preventing the spread of dengue and other diseases, and protect paddy at direct procurement centres, as more rains are expected.
Nilgiris district has been experiencing incessant rains for the last couple of days and excess water is flowing into Pilloor dam.
As far as Chennai is concerned, the Met office said the sky could be cloudy with possibility of light rains for the next two days
Rains caused by cyclonic storm Tauktae has helped increase water level in various dams in the district.
Heavy rainfall warning has also been issued for Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni, Dindigul, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri and Tirupattur districts.
Relatives took the strenuous effort to trudge Kumari on a thooli -- a palanquin made with bamboo sticks and cloth -- for nearly six kilometres to reach the main road on Monday, where they found help.
The wall was fortifying a bungalow belonging to an affluent textile showroom owner who is a caste Hindu.
Palaniswami said new houses will be constructed for those who had lost their homes and government job provided to one person in the family of each of the deceased based on qualification.
The Indian Meteorological Department told media that there was no likelihood of a tsunami forming due to Cyclone Ockhi in the Bay of Bengal region, dispelling fake news alerts and rumours on WhatsApp.
Thousands of fishermen and their families in Kerala and Tamil Nadu are continuously holding mass protests, demanding for search operations to continue and for relief to be provided faster.
The State Disaster Management Authority has issued an alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Kottayam districts.
Puducherry continued to be lashed by heavy rains with government authorities declaring holiday for all schools in the region today.