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India: Cyclone Michaung, Flooding In Chennai 2


Residents wade through knee-deep water as Chennai hit by flooding

Streets were flooded in Chennai, India, as locals waded through knee-deep water after torrential rainfall fell on Monday, 4 December.

Coastal areas were evacuated, schools and offices were closed, and flights were cancelled ahead of a severe cyclonic storm expected to make landfall in the next day.

Cyclone Michaung is expected to make landfall on the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, 5 December, the country's weather office said.

Authorities have warned fishing boats not to venture out to sea.

Sustained winds of 90-100km/h (56-62 mph) are expected.

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