Chennai Roads Collapse due to Cyclone Michaung...
Strong gusts of wind and pouring rain brought by Cyclone Michaung caused a road in Chennai's affluent Poes Garden neighborhood to collapse. Images from the scene showed an electric pole collapsing into a gaping hole in the middle of the road. The cavity's edge was flanked by improvised structures. Former tamil Nadu chief minister J jayalalitha lived in the prestigious Poes Garden neighborhood of south chennai at her home, Veda Nilayam. Due to the continuous downpour that rendered daily life impossible, several areas of the city are submerged under water and lack electricity. Several were forced to relocate from their houses to hotels.
In order to prevent any untoward incidents, the authorities have declared today and tomorrow to be public holidays, closing all of the city's schools and colleges and sending out rescue teams. local stores reported a strong demand for drinking water as people hurried to stock up on necessities. As cyclonic storm Michaung approached puducherry and chennai, it brought with it torrential downpours. The weather office earlier today predicted that chennai will experience strong winds and heavy rains tonight. There have been numerous canceled flights and trains. Due to flooding on the runway and tarmac, operations at the chennai airport have been suspended until 9 am tomorrow, according to the airport Authority of India. Approximately 70 flights have been canceled.
Multiple trains from chennai Central to coimbatore and Mysuru have been suspended, according to the Southern Railway. For the cancellations, full refunds have been extended to the passengers. In the city, up to 14 subways are closed.