5 dead as Chennai witnesses worst rain in 70-80 years; offices, schools shut till December 5

Cyclone Michaung Live Tracker: Greater Chennai Police says that five deaths have occurred due to various reasons including electrocution and falling of trees, as the city reels under the effect of cyclone Michaung. A massive flood-like situation, triggered by heavy rain and waterlogging, completely disrupted normal life in the city and the surrounding areas on Monday. According to municipal administration and water supply minister KN Nehru, the city (Chennai) is seeing rains worse than what it saw in 70-80 years. Power and internet disruptions compounded the city’s challenges. Operations at Chennai airport have been suspended until 11:30pm due to strong winds. Commuters found themselves stranded as suburban train and bus services remained affected.


CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has declared a holiday on December 5 for schools, colleges, and government offices barring departments involved in emergency services like police, fire and rescue services, local bodies, hospitals, electricity, milk distribution, and water supply in wake of cyclone Michaung, which is likely to make a landfall between Nellore and Machilipattanam on Tuesday forenoon.



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