This is an old video from flood-hit Kanyakumari. It has no connection to the recent Cyclone Michaung.
Cyclone Michaung weakened and converted into a low-pressure area in Jharkhand, a weather official said today. The cyclonic storm had ravaged Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in the last few days. Though weakened into a depression still many fake videos and pictures are being shared on social media
Now a video showing people playing around in a waterlogged area are going viral on social media. In the video, people can be seen sliding on the flooded streets. Users who share the video claims that it shows visuals from Chennai during Cyclone Michaung.
The caption of the video states, “People on social media :prayers for Chennai they are in trouble Meanwhile people of Chennai :
Our investigation began with a reverse image search of key frames from the viral video, which led us to a report by News 18, dated 15 November, 2021 containing the viral video. According to the report, several videos of youngsters turning the flooded streets of Kanyakumari into a water park surfaced on social media as heavy rainfall battered the state of Tamil Nadu.
In further search we found a YouTube video uploaded on 15 November , 2021, containing multiple clips of people enjoying themselves in waterlogged areas with the caption, “Watch: Locals playing football, doing push-ups in gushing waters amid flood| Kanyakumari rains”
This proves that this clip predates the landfall of Cyclone Michaung in Chennai. Additionally, the description of the video stated that these clips were from Kanyakumari.
Kanyakumari heritage society also posted the same video on their Facebook page on 14 November, 2021.
According to reports, heavy rainfall hit different parts of Tamil Nadu, with 14 places in Kanyakumari recording rainfall of over 100mm within 24 hours on November 13, 2021.
From these evidences we can clearly understand that the viral video predates the landfall of Cyclone Michaung in Chennai and it is from Kanyakumari.
Fact Crescendo found the claim made along with the viral video to be False. This is an old video from flood-hit Kanyakumari. It has no connection to the recent Cyclone Michaung.
Title:People in Chennai having fun amid Cyclone Michaung-what’s the truth?Written By: Fact Crescendo Team