Friday, October 28, 2005

What a day!

Picture Courtesy: Random Useless Thoughts

42 cm of rainfall in 40 hours! In Chennai! Weird. After years of praying for rain, the weather gods finally answered our prayers.... and compensated for all the drought years by giving 42 cms of rainfall!!!!!!!! I was lucky though, not much of a flooding crisis near my house, so the electricity wasn't switched for most of the time. One of my friends hasn't had electricity for the past 30 hours. Compared to him, I'm living in paradise. Srirangam is almost submerged but the one good thing about all this rain is that we won't have any more water shortage issues for a long, long time. Today I had gone to the Doctor's office and on the way I saw a pretty unusual sight. The Chinmaya Nagar lake had risen up so much that you couldn't make out which was the lake and which was the road. Pretty scary stuff, especially when you consider the fact that the lake is more than 20 feet deep. Gives me shivers just thinking about it. Well, I just hope Tamil Nadu gets back on its feet pretty quickly and I also hope that the water on the roads gets cleared up so that people can have their electricity back.

8 comments:

themonk said...

the power has just come bac here neon.
39 hrs after it went,
what a wasted holiday.

Manasi Subramaniam said...

Oh did it rain outside the city as well? I thought good ol' Saligramam was an exception to every rule. God-damn-it, them visa people assured me it was paradise!

Neon said...

Monk,
Just now!!! Wow, thats pretty sad.

Neon said...

Manasi,
You city folk disgust me. Saligramam rocks, the only place where water did not stagnate. Humph.

Camphor said...

I'm still reeling after seeing the Palar full. No doubt it'll be dry again by tomorrow. And Chennai looks completely dry now..

Neon said...

And back to its incredibly hot climate too!

Manasi Subramaniam said...

Of course Saligramam rocks, child. It's just too bad that it's a thousand miles off the back of beyond. It's just that short of being absolutely perfect!

Kanishkaa said...

Just how did Saligramam get away with it and not Anna Nagar?The Neon Effect maybe :-))