Chennai Rains Wreak Havoc: A Twitter Chronicle of Resilience and Chaos
The city known for its resilience in the face of adversity, has been grappling with the fury of nature in recent days. The onslaught of Cyclone Michuang has left a trail of chaos, flooding, and unexpected challenges, as shared vividly on Twitter by those directly affected.
Crazy morning! #CycloneMichuang in #chennai, Uber couldn’t reach our apartments due to flooding, missed flight to Mumbai & then when returning home – had a power cut – so stuck in elevator for half an hour before being rescued by society people. 🤯 #ChennaiRains #ChennaiFloods pic.twitter.com/I1yu3BRt7N
— Suryanarayan Ganesh (@gsurya) December 3, 2023
Suryanarayan Ganesh, a resident, shared a firsthand account of the chaos that unfolded due to the relentless rains. His tweet encapsulates the cascading impact of the cyclone—flooded streets impeding transportation, missed flights, and a harrowing experience of being stuck in an elevator due to a power cut. This succinctly illustrates how swiftly daily life can turn into a series of daunting challenges during such natural calamities.
Understand this is Chennai airport today.
The sea seems to have taken it over.
— Tarun Shukla (@shukla_tarun) December 4, 2023
Tarun Shukla’s tweet painted a stark picture of Chennai airport besieged by the encroaching sea. It highlighted the remarkable dedication of the airport staff, often overlooked and underpaid, who valiantly continued their duties amid adverse conditions. This poignant image underscores the unwavering commitment of individuals to essential services, ensuring continuity even amidst crisis.