R Ashwin Shared Update On Chennai Floods: Life in Chennai has been severely impacted by the landfall of the severe cyclonic storm Michaung. The storm crossed the south Andhra Pradesh coast between 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.
R Ashwin Shared Update On Chennai Floods
Amid challenging conditions for the residents of Chennai, Indian cricket team spinner Ravichandran Ashwin mentioned that there is no electricity in his locality. R Ashwin took to his social media and revealed that he was caught in the Chennai flood due to Cyclone Michaungthere and had been no electricity in his locality for more than 30 hours. He suspects that this could be the situation in several other areas as well. He wrote:
“No power in my locality for more than 30 hours too. Guess that’s the case in many places. Not Sure what options we have,”
Check out the Tweet:
Ashwin responded to a tweet from a Chennai resident who had been without electricity for over 30 hours. Additionally, a report from the Hindu mentioned that the death toll due to cyclone Michaung had risen to seven, and more than 61,600 people were relocated to relief camps.
The police reported 10 incidents of drowning and electrocution, prompting the deployment of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for relief and rescue operations. The NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) has deployed 29 teams to Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Puducherry to carry out relief and rescue operations.
In a positive development for Chennai, the Indian Meteorological Department confirmed that the cyclone had weakened into a deep depression over the central coast of Andhra Pradesh.
Throughout the ongoing natural disaster, Ashwin has been active on social media, urging people to stay safe indoors. In an earlier post on Chennai floods, R Ashwin urged people to hang tight. “Even if the rain stops, recovery is going to take a while,” his earlier post read.