Hashtag “Chennai Rains” Trended With Pictures & Videos Of People Complaining !! Chief Minister Responded

  • Chennai
  • heavy rains
  • Rains
1 year ago

After witnessing a rain that poured heavily from the noon of Thursday, people from across the city started trending hashtag “Chennai Rains” in the micro blogging social media site. The hashtag contained tweets that show how the city got affected due the unexpected heavy rains that showered for more 6 hours. With water logging in many areas, a heavy traffic occurred in many places of the city during the peak hours of Thursday.

In a way of responding to the tweets, Chief minister MK Stalin, announced leave for schools and colleges and also uploaded a series of tweets suggesting people to make their plan accordingly. His tweets also contained the pictures of himself visiting the rain affected areas.

On Thursday, parts of Tamil nadu capital witnessed heavy rains without much expectations. Popular weather blogger Pradeep John said that the rainfall was unprecedented with many areas like Nungambakkam, Mambalam and MRC Nagar receiving over 100 mm in a short span of time. Chief minister MK Stalin came up with a twee updating that the rain occurred beyond predictions and requested people to stay safe and plan accordingly. He also issued leave for school, colleges considering the rain that poured on Friday.

Mylapore is said to have witnessed heavy rains with areas such as T. Nagar, Alwarpet and Royapettah witnessing heavy rains. Pradeep stated that Chennai broke its previous annual record of heavy rainfall which was seen in 2015, when the city faced a massive flooding.

The worst affected areas are the ones near coast. People who use social media shared te visuals of heavy rains that lashed Chennai. An intense traffic took place across the city with water logging in some of the main areas, blocking vehicles. The IMD has issued a heavy rain fall warning for 2 days, December 31 and January 1. On Friday, heavy rains is expected to take place at isolated places such as Cuddalore, Chengalpattu, Viluppuram and Mayiladuthurai districts, said Indian Meteorological Department.

Surprisingly, The IMD didn’t issue a warning for Chennai and said that the “Sky condition is likely to be partly cloudy. Thunderstorms with light to moderate rain are likely to occur in some areas” and updated “Thunderstorms with heavy rains are likely to occur at isolated places over Chennai and suburban areas in the next two hours” at 4 : 30 PM.

Check out some of the tweets tat surfaced under the hashtag “Chennai rains” :

Chief minister MK Stalin, at 12 : 40 AM of Friday, came up with a tweet updating about the situation. “Rain is pouring beyond the weather prediction. Due to the heavy rains, water logged in many areas with traffic occurring in many places. After returning from Trichy, I have directed authorities to take actions and the situation will become normal soon. I am requesting people to plan their travels accordingly and follow the guidance” read the tweet of Chief minister MK Stalin.


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