Cyclone Michaung: Heavy Rainfall, Flood & More! 9 Videos From Chennai That Are Horrifying

With Cyclone Michaung wreaking havoc in the Bay Of Bengal, Chennai is witnessing the water logging and flood.

by Shreya Rathod
Cyclone Michaung: Heavy Rainfall, Flood & More! 9 Videos From Chennai That Are Horrifying

At around 8:30 am, the deep depression in the Bay Of Bengal turned into a severe cyclonic storm. Named Cyclone Michaung, it is the fourth tropical cyclone to occur over the Bay Of Bengal. On December 5, at approximately noon, a cyclonic storm is predicted to make landfall close to Bapatla. The wind speed is predicted to reach severe cyclonic levels, with a maximum sustained speed of 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph. The system may cause heavy rains in most of Tamil Nadu, southern Andhra Pradesh, and southern Odisha. Several horrifying videos of Chennai flood are dreadful.

Cyclone Michaung: 9 Videos Of Heavy Rainfall & Flood In Chennai

1. In this video, you can see the airport being flooded with water logging at the runway.

2. The streets are flooded with water and vehicles are having difficulty in driving.

3. A resident of Govardhan Street shared a video of the street being waterlogged and the sewage water entering their home. Further, the user requested assistance in removing the drainage block.

4. Another X user shared a video of street water logging at Mandaveli, a neighbourhood in Chennai.

5. A user shared images of their backyard where you can see the water flooding. The post reveals that Chennai’s rain is getting worse as time passes.

6. Another user shared a video of the Chennai floods where you can see cars, auto-rickshaws and other vehicles drowning in water which looked horrifying.

7. A user shared an image of the airport where the runway was flooded and a video of the flooded street where cars were literally floating!

8. Another video surfaced on social media where you can see the entire street submerged in water and all you can see are electricity poles.

9. This video showed the roads in front of the World Trade Centre and it was flooded!

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Train & Airport Services And Schools Shut!

Cyclone “Michaung” is predicted to make landfall in Southern Andhra Pradesh and the North Coast of Tamil Nadu tonight. As a result, strong gusts and persistent heavy rain are being experienced throughout Chennai. Significant waterlogging has resulted from the heavy precipitation in certain regions. Suburban train services in all Chennai Suburban sections were temporarily suspended until 8 am on Monday due to the heavy rainfall and waterlogging.

Southern Railways in a statement stated that suburban train services have been temporarily suspended, except the Passenger Specials. Waterlogging problems are present in several city areas, including Maduravoyal, Porur, Saligaramam, and Valasaravakkam. Numerous trees have been uprooted by the severe winds.

Eleven express trains leaving from Chennai Central on Monday were cancelled due to heavy rainfall that caused the water level at Bridge No. 14 between Vyasarpadi and Basin Bridge to approach the danger mark.

Chief Minister MK Stalin advised the people of Tamil Nadu to stay inside until the storm passed. To determine whether the Control Room was prepared to handle the cyclone, the Chief Minister conducted a firsthand inspection.

Also Read: Nagpur Rains: Waterlogging Reported in Low-Lying Areas, Central Forces Deployed; Advisory Issued!

If you are living in Chennai, please stay safe and follow the guidelines issued by the authorities.

Cover Image Courtesy: Sanju sandy/ X (Formerly, Twitter) & Thanika Vasudevan/ X (Formerly, Twitter)

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