While many parts of Chennai and the rest of Tamil Nadu are submerged after days of heavy rains, a bigger worry for some residents is that the rising waters are 'throwing up snakes'.

Much of Chennai remained inundated on Monday, with many roads and areas resembling small water bodies. 

Some residents told ANI news agency that they were scared for their children as snakes were coming out due to the rising waters. 

"Water which is coming up is throwing up snakes and we are scared for our children," a resident told the news agency. 

The heavy rains, which are a result of a low pressure area over Bay of Bengal, have led to at least 95 deaths in Tamil Nadu over the last few days. 

More rains are expected to lash the state as the India Meteorological Department has said that the low pressure area "is likely to move west-northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu coast and would concentrate into a depression during next 24 hours".