A dozen people lost their lives in various rain-related incidents in and around Chennai while personnel on fishing boats and farm tractors were engaged in rescuing stranded people on December 5. The city and adjoining districts faced relentless rains on Monday as the severe cyclonic storm Michaung loomed over the north coastal areas of Tamil Nadu.
More than 250 people from low-lying areas found refuge at a school camp in Kotturpuram. Additionally, 22 passengers stranded after their local bus got stuck in rainwater, were transferred to a relief camp set up at the Middle School in Pallavaram.
High tides with strong gales were seen at Suryalanka in Bapatla district gushing out from the sea due to Cyclone Michaung.
A dog being rescued from Tansi Nagar, Velachery in Chennai on December 5, 2023, following heavy flooding in the area.
Sea came about 100 meters on to the shore with high tides at Suryalanka beach in Bapatla district due to Cyclone Michaung on Tuesday.
Villagers of Suryalanka staying in the Cyclone Shelter in Bapatla district on Tuesday, as their huts were damaged in heavy rains that have been lashing for the last three days due to Cyclone Michaung.
Mounds of garbage including plastic waste seen washed ashore at Peda Jalaripeta Beach in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday, December 05, 2023. With the release of drain water directly into the sea at many areas, garbage which enters the sea water washed ashore during high tide.
Clouds hover over Visakhapatnam as the city is engulfed in fog and a steady drizzle, due to cyclonic storm Michaung in Visakhapatnam on December 05, 2023.
A scene at Rangarajapuram, Chennai, where mobile network have been disrupted as the fibre cable lines were destroyed by the flash floods on December 5.
People walking in flood water seen on Harinayanapuram, Korukkupet in North Chennai after heavy rains lashed the city due to Cyclone Michaung on December 5, 2023.
Most of the petrol pumps in Chennai were closed on December 5, 2023, following heavy rains due to Cyclone Michaung.
A farmer showing the submerged paddy crop due to Michaung cyclone at Chennasamudram, Kalavai taluk, Ranipet district on December 5, 2023.
Residents try their luck to catch fish at 3rd Main Road, SIDCO Industrial Estate in Ambattur on December 5.
People walking in flood water seen on Pattaravakkam aavin diary road as heavy rains lashed the city on December 5.
Railway track submerged flood water seen on Bainbridge in North Chennai on December 5, 2023.
People walking in flood water seen on Sathyamoorthi Nagar in North Chennai after heavy rains lashed the city due to Cyclone Michaung on December 5.
M. Subramanian, minister for health inspecting the mass food preparation centre at Saidapet on December 5, 2023. The slum tenants who have been shifted from the Murmolong bridge area were distributed food and other rations on Tuesday.
Submerged Doraiswamy subway, in T. Nagar, Chennai, on December 5, 2023.
Ritchie Street in Chennai was flooded with garbage in the aftermath of cyclone Michaung on Dece,ber 5, 2023.
A scene at Chintadripet in Chennai shows police rescue team and general public clearing uprooted tree on December 5, 2023.
Corporation worker distributing food in Chennai in flood-affected areas on December 5, 2023.
The slum tenements alongside of Saidapet Murmalong bridge is submerged under the storm water on December 5 due to excess water release from the reservoirs.
60 year-old Banyan tree flattened due to the impact of Cyclone Michaung at Saidapet on December 5, 2023.