Minister Ramachandran has said that "Safety precautions and guidelines during storms have been issued to the public through SMS" in the wake of Migjam Cyclone. Also the Meenambakkam observatory in chennai recorded a wind speed of 82 kmph. It has also been reported that 25 cm of rain has been recorded in the weather station till 8.30 am. As a result, 20 flights have been canceled in Chennai.
The diabetes OP block at Kilpauk Medical college Hospital has been flooded. Therefore, the ward that was functioning there has now been immediately shifted to the first floor, said KMC Dean Dr. Muthuselvan. Two people died in a car accident in chennai due to heavy rains. Also, the major announcement that has been made is that out of the 2,800 buses operating in chennai, MTC can operate only 600 buses. It is also said that drivers and conductors are unable to come to work today due to heavy rain. Passengers who arrived in chennai by train and buses this morning are stranded at transport hubs like Koyambedu, Egmore and Tambaram.
It has been alleged that quite a few auto drivers who have taken advantage of this dilemma are asking for a minimum of Rs 500 even for short journeys of just 2-3 km. In the last 24 hours many places have recorded heavy to very heavy rains and very heavy rains at a couple of places. chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu are likely to experience heavy rain and gusty winds till tonight.