Chennai is once again in the throes of a depression, and rain and wind have been lashing the city since about 1500 hrs yesterday (it is 1300 hrs on 27 Oct 2005 now).
This morning, all schools and colleges remained closed and many offices saw very little attendence. The Chennai corporation commissioner was on radio earlier today, urging residents to stay at home and not travel. Apparently a lot of roads and subways are flooded and with more rain expected, it can only get worse.
I got to office by the office car, which Ramesh bravely managed to drive, with Saga’s help, all the way to my home.
At office, I can see rain – alternaing between heavy and light – and wind – gusting squalls interspersed with gentle breezes. Just got word from the boss to close office, and are awaiting a vehicle to take us home. Just to be on the safe side, we are asking for a four-wheel drive!
Here are a few pictures I managed to take on the way this morning – they are all quite bad, what with the moving car and rain-covered windows.
Fallen tree on Arcot Road
Another fallen tree on Arcot Road
Mount Road at 1100 hrs! Unbelievable? Believe it!”
See more pictures here.