Despite no heavy rain for over 24 hours, Chennai has not returned to normalcy. Although a section of media has claimed that the situation has returned to normalcy after heavy rains lashed the Tamil Nadu capital due to Cyclone Michaung, netizens on X are complaining that the water has not receded and power supply has not been restored.
Several parts of north and South Chennai still had waist-deep water, according to a report in New Indian Express. Despite the rainfall easing from Monday night, areas such as Velachery, Madipakkam, Saidapet, Adyar, Pallikaranai, and Karapakkam remained heavily flooded. By that time, the 24-hour period of intense rain brought by Cyclone Michaung had already inflicted significant damage.
“Please, please don’t post photos/stories of Chennai getting back to normal yet. Only the main roads are good, the rest is just a unexpected and unwanted horror that you will not want to experience,” one user said on Twitter. Although there has not been rains, severe waterlogging in many places.
Venting out frustration over the reports, another user said, “The media is depicting a different story!”
Cricketer Ashwin Ravichandran too shared a photo last night claiming that the power has not returned even after 30 hours. “No power in my locality for more than 30 hours too. Guess thats the case in many places. Not Sure what options we have,” he said and shared a photo.
Another user said, “I sit in my house in Nungambakkam and think that life is almost back to normal (annoyed at the internet not being restored!) . This is what being cocooned means. The city is still in a big mess in most parts & people are still stuck with the inundation! #Chennai.”