Much to the relief of people of Tamil Nadu, the fury of northeast monsoon has subsided with only a few districts experiencing rains and life was gradually limping back to normal here. The sun briefly crept out from behind the dense cloud cover on Tuesday evening.
Ajit Jalady with the Twitter handle @thegadgetfreak tweeted this picture:
View from my office on 17th evening. Flood waters, dark clouds & the setting sun.
Housing colonies along the banks of the Adyar river were still flooded even as the rain subsided on Wednesday.
Feeling sad :( Chennai adyar river pic.twitter.com/CAHeT234a2— Sivaprakash (@seksivaprakash) November 18, 2015
Most of the schools and colleges in Chennai and suburbs remained closed on Wednesday.
Vegetable prices, especially in the affected areas, have skyrocketed following poor arrival of the produce from other states. A Twitter user with the handle @BeePeeEl said:
Only problem right now in Chennai is the prices of vegetables especially tomatoes, already crossed Rs 100+ in most stores! #ChennaiRains
A start-up delivering vegetables based in Chennai, Sunny Bee Market, attempting to deliver fresh produce to inundated areas.
They also delivered vegetables to marooned regions such as the DLF Garden City by boat.
Users posted photographs of their localities, contrasting images of region water logged and after all the water drained. A user Srinivas @iam_VR46 tweeted this scene from 70 feet road, Perumbur:
Water logging is completely drained at 70feetroad jawahar nagar Perumbur @ChennaiRains #chennaireturns
Many areas remained underwater. A twitter user Ritesh Mehta @_ritesh posted:
Photo just now taken. Scene at Sholingnallur to Perumbakkam, people are allowed at their own risk. @ChennaiRains
Twitter and Instagram pages of ‘Chennai Rains ’ and ‘Indian Weather Man’ proved useful to many users for they consistently updates and weather forecasts and even information on which roads and areas must be avoided. They relied on information provided by citizens on the ground, who posted details of their localities.
An Instagram image of the storm system moving northwards towards Andhra Pradesh.
The Twitter handle of senior meteorologist Jason Nicholls with AccuWeather also came in handy in this regard. His latest tweet says, “Heavy rain soaking S. Andhra Pradesh, but is well north of Chennai. More typical NE monsoon pattern returns.”
@jnmet Heavy rain is possible along coast of Andhra Pradesh— Jason Nicholls (@jnmet) November 17, 2015
Rains continue to wreck havoc in south Andhra Pradesh districts. A Twitter user posted an photograph of the scene right outside his house on Wednesday morning.