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The Aftermath of Cyclone Michaung: Flooded Chennai Disconnected from Grid, Drone Captures Widespread Damage

The destruction caused by Cyclone Michaung in Chennai was far-reaching; the city was flooded and cut off from the power grid. A drone captured the area and the major damage caused was evident.

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It’s been several months since Chennai, India, has been struck by Cyclone Michaung. The effects of this storm left the city in ruins, with more than half of its population now displaced, hundreds dead, and much of its infrastructure destroyed. But just how much damage did Cyclone Michaung inflict?

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Drone footage shot from above shows just how widespread the destruction was. Streets, once bustling with life, are now filled with debris and muddy water. Homes have been flooded, forcing people to evacuate. Some neighborhoods remained under murky water for weeks, while others were left completely cut off from the outside world.

Perhaps the greatest tragedy of Cyclone Michaung was how it exposed the weak infrastructure of the city and the challenge of getting the resources needed to restore it. Without access to the power grid, businesses and homes in Chennai remain without water, electricity, Internet, and phone services. This has had a devastating economic impact on the city, leaving thousands of businesses and families without employment or income.

But, amidst all the destruction and despair, stories of resilience and hope can be found. Organizations such as the Indian Government and NGOs are providing food, shelter, and medical supplies to those affected. Volunteers are tirelessly helping with rescue operations, and are keeping vital services running, such as hospital care and transportation.

Cyclones like Michaung will always have a lasting impact, but it is the response and resilience of the people and institutions in its wake that will make the difference moving forward. Even from the depths of disaster, hope is not lost.

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