Of the many videos posted online from the floods in Chennai, a clip showed a dog swimming in the floodwater to reach another side of the road and meet its friend. A dog was seen swimming on the waterlogged street without panicking at the situation. The video which reportedly comes from the Arumbakkam area has gone viral on social media. WATCH VIDEO:
The video was uploaded by news agency ANI on X, informing that the animal was trying to make its way to a shelter. It opened showing the doggo using its paws to cover the waterlogged area and reach to the roadside. It continued swimming to reach another dog spotted at the shore. The duo stood on nearby stairs to escape the floodwater.
Animal lovers rescue street dogs
In another video, animal lovers were seen providing help to street dogs by rescuing them from the flooded streets. The dogs were picked up from the streets and dropped into a truck purportedly evacuating them to a safer place.
Chennai has seen instances of waterlogging due to a heavy downpour in the city which came as an impact of the cyclonic storm Michaung. Earlier this December, the region was affected by severe weather conditions. As of now, six deaths have been reported in the Greater Chennai Police jurisdiction because of the cyclone, reported Chennai police. Meanwhile, the state government has written to the centre for assistance and interim relief to control the damage.