Chennai experienced heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Michaung, causing flooding and disruptions in the city. Actor and producer Vishal criticized the Mayor of Chennai and Greater Chennai Corporation for failing to prevent the flooding, questioning if the stormwater drain project was meant for Singapore or Chennai. He shared a video and expressed disappointment that the situation had not improved since a similar incident in 2015. Vishal called for representatives to come out and provide help to citizens, expressing shame and disappointment in the lack of action. A dozen people lost their lives in rain-related incidents and rescue operations were underway. Flights and train services were disrupted, and roads were submerged. Despite the rain stopping, Chennai remained submerged, with predictions of light to moderate rainfall. The landfall of Michuang had started near Bapatla on the Andhra Pradesh coast.