Torrential rains have submerged several parts of Chennai and its suburbs. Normal life stands disrupted while army, navy and teams of NDRF are doing the rescue operations on war footing.

The rains, according to The Indian Express, have broken a 100-year-old record. But even in these times of strife, humanity is shining through. Here are a few pictures straight out of Chennai:

Straight out of Waterworld

An aerial photo of flood relief operation by Indian Coast Guard at flood affected areas of Kanchipuram District on the outskirt of Chennai | Source: PTI

But why worry when you can bulldoze through trouble

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And at least your best friend won't leave your side

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The police has stepped up but it is anything but easy

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Food remains a priority

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The Army is doing its bit as well

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There has been little respite though...

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Still they soldier on... because they must

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