Actor Abhishek Bachchan on Tuesday sent out prayers for people affected by Cyclone Michaung in Chennai. Taking to Instagram, Abhishek wrote on his stories, "Stay safe Chennai," followed by joined hand emoticons. Public life was severely affected in the capital city of Tamil Nadu as heavy rains lashed several parts of the city. Several areas, including Wallajah Road, Mount Road, Anna Salai, Chepauk, outside Omandurar government multispecialty hospital and other low-lying areas, were inundated due to persistent heavy rainfall. Amid destruction caused by Severe Cyclonic storm 'Michaung' in the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin today said that the rainfall received during Cyclone period has exceeded what the state has received in 2015. Ghoomer Trailer: Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher’s Intense Sports Drama To Release in Theatres on August 18! (Watch Video).

Addressing a press conference, the Tamil Nadu chief minister said, "Even after receiving historical rains, the damage is less compared to the previous times. The rains received during Cyclone Michaung exceeded what we received in 2015 when the floods were artificial due to the release of water from Sembarambakkam Lake but now it is a natural flood." Eight people have died and multiple roads and subways are closed due to waterlogging in Chennai. Aaradhya Bachchan Turns 12: Daddy Abhishek Bachchan Showers Love on His Little Princess with Adorable Throwback Photo (View Pic).

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The police also added that many families including pregnant women, children, and senior citizens were rescued from different areas who were stuck due to havoc wreaked by the cyclone. Around 17 subways including the Ganesapuram Subway, Gengureddy Subway, Sembium (Perambur), Villivakkam and Duraisamy Subway are closed due to water logging, the police said further.