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Chennai and suburbs grapple with severe inundation, situation remains grim

Cyclone Michuang significantly affected Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpet. The cyclone made landfall in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, subsequently causing intense rainfall in the mentioned four districts on December 4.

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After Cyclone Michuang unleashed heavy rainfall, causing widespread disruption in the metropolis and its surrounding areas, normal life is still impacted as sections of the city and its suburbs in adjacent districts remain submerged.

Cyclone Michuang significantly affected Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpet. The cyclone made landfall in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, subsequently causing intense rainfall in the mentioned four districts on December 4.

The government reported an acceleration in relief operations, with ongoing initiatives to drain stagnant water in various city locations. Today, waterlogging recurred in Velachery and sections of west Tambaram, while relief efforts included air-dropping food packets in the Pallikaranai area.

Manali in northern Chennai faced significant impact among the affected regions. Authorities confirmed the dispatch of essential supplies, including drinking water, 12,000 litres of milk, milk powder, bedsheets, and food to cater to approximately 15,000 people in Manali.

In several neighbourhoods, residents raised concerns about increased milk prices. Chief Minister M K Stalin visited the Anakaputhur locality near the city to assess the ongoing relief efforts and distributed food to those affected. The opposition criticized the ruling DMK for the speed of relief operations.

PMK leader and former Union Minister Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss emphasized that many areas in the impacted districts still haven’t regained normalcy and urged the government to expedite the restoration efforts.

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