Cyclone Michaung shattered life in Chennai as it entered the southern coast resulting in heavy rain and winds. The rescuers had to use boats to reach out to the people stranded in their flooded homes.
Heavy rain and winds have uprooted many trees damaged the city’s infrastructure.
The flooding triggered by the torrential rains have killed around 13 people and most of them were from the manufacturing hub of Tamil Nadu. The cyclone also made landfall in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.
People stranded inside their homes were plucked by using ropes and inflatable rafts by the rescuers.
Air force helicopters dropped food items for the people stranded in flood. Local media showed images of rescuers wading through the water to rescue people.
In his response to the situation greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner Dr. J. Radhakrishnan said “there are pockets of low lying areas and we hope to clear it soon”.