Heavy rain continued to pound Chennai and close by districts right now as Cyclone Michaung, anticipated to make landfall tomorrow, threatened to unleash much more fury. Low-lying areas and plenty of residential components had been inundated, with civic physique personnel struggling to clear the stagnant water.
Movies viral on social media present streets closely flooded and vehicles being swept away by the robust currents. A number of components of Chennai stay submerged in floodwater with town experiencing extreme site visitors jams, together with Chennai’s Chrompet GST Street. In north Chennai, the Vadakarai Street can be flooded, rendering it impassable from Madhavaram to Sengunram.
Chennai metropolis and its neighboring districts obtained heavy rainfall in a single day, with Meenambakkam recording 196 mm and Nungambakkam receiving 154.3 mm within the 24 hours main as much as 5:30 am this morning.
Colleges, schools, and authorities places of work in Chennai and three adjoining districts will stay closed right now, and the state authorities has urged non-public corporations to permit their staff to make money working from home.
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Authorities have arrange almost 5,000 reduction centres in coastal districts to help these affected by the heavy rain that lashed town and its neighboring districts in a single day. Chief Minister MK Stalin reviewed the security measures final night time and is intently monitoring the state of affairs.
To assist in reduction and rescue efforts, authorities have stationed eight NDRF and 9 SDRF groups within the affected districts of Villupuram, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Thiruvallur, Cuddalore, and Chengalpattu.