IN PHOTOS: Five killed in Chennai amid heavy rain due to Cyclone Michaung

As many as five people have been killed in separate incidents in Tamil Nadu's Chennai amid heavy rain due to Cyclone Michaung, according to an official statement by the Chennai police. Pics/PTI (Text/ANI)

Updated On: 2023-12-04 08:58 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

A local wades through a waterlogged road during heavy rain owing to Cyclone Michaun in Chennai. Pics/PTI

One person has been injured due to the falling of a tree, according to the police. Meanwhile, the Chennai airfield is to remain closed until Tuesday 9 am

"Airfield closed for arrival and departure operations till 0900 hrs IST due to adverse weather conditions", said the Chennai airport authority in a post on X

Subways have been closed due to the severe waterlogging in Chennai. Also, traffic has been closed from Manjambakkam to Vadaperumbakkam Road due to the release of water from Puzhal Lake, said the police

"DDRT Teams are available in all vulnerable areas and they are working in coordination with the GCC and Highways Department," it said

Cyclonic storm 'Michaung' intensified to a severe cyclonic storm at 8:30 a.m. today, about 90 km east-northeast of Chennai

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall on December 4 and 5 in north-coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Light to moderate rainfall at most places and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places, with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, is expected on December 4 and 5

Public life is severely affected in Chennai due to heavy rains lashing several parts of the city. Several areas, including Wallajah Road, Mount Road, Anna Salai, Chepauk, outside Omandurar government multispecialty hospital and other low-lying areas, were left inundated due to the persistent heavy rainfall

Chennai's popular Marina Beach was flooded due to heavy downpours, and the roads from Mount Road to Marina Beach were blocked due to severe waterlogging

All schools, colleges, educational institutions, and government offices, including the offices of public undertakings and corporations, boards, banks, and financial institutions in the four districts of Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu, will be closed due to the harsh weather conditions in the state

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