Cyclone Michaung: Chennai Continues To Reel under Waterlogging

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Published: December 7,2023 01:25 PM
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Various parts of the city including a petrol pump at Pallikaranai area, Jerusalem College of Engineering remained inundated after heavy rainfall

December 7, 2023: Several areas in Chennai continued to reel under severe waterlogging conditions on Thursday which is caused due to heavy rainfall following the Cyclone Michaung's landfall in the region.



Various parts of the city including a petrol pump at Pallikaranai area, Jerusalem College of Engineering remained inundated after heavy rainfall. The waterfalls at the Kodaikanal Hills in Dindigul district also swelled and overflowing. Transportation services were halted in the southern state due to Cyclone Michaung.



Taking to X, the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said "Leaving New Delhi for Chennai to assess the flood situation caused due to 'Michaung' Cyclone in Tamil Nadu. Shall conduct an aerial survey of the affected areas and also review the situation with the State Government."





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Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, L Murugan, will also accompany the Defence Minister during his aerial survey.



Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government announced a holiday for all schools and colleges in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu on Thursday due to severe flooding in several parts of these districts in the aftermath of Cyclone Michaung. Schools and colleges in six taluks -- Pallavaram, Tambaram, Vandalur, Thiruporur, Chengalpattu, and Thirukazhukundram -- will also remain closed on Thursday.



During their operations, IAF distributed a total of 2,300 kg of relief material in the flood-affected areas in Chennai.



Earlier, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an immediate interim relief fund of Rs 5060 crores. CM Stalin also requested the PM to send a central team to review the damages caused by the Cyclone in the state.