Video of Marina beach during rainfall in 2021 is shared as a recent one due to Mandous cyclone

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Marina right now #chennairains #mandous #cyclone #marinabeach

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Explanation

Cyclone Mandous crossed the Tamil Nadu coast with a wind speed of 75 kmph and reports say that its strength is weakening. Chennai received heavy rainfall up to 115mm of rain. 4 killed and 181 residences were damaged due to Mandous in Tamil Nadu. It also caused damages in Andhra Pradesh. Marina beach in Chennai was inundated. Meanwhile, a 30-second video is viral on social media mentioning as Mandous effect on Marina beach, Chennai. The seawater can be seen rising to the road in the viral video. This video claiming to be due to Mandous can be seen here, here, here and here.

What is the truth?

When searching with the relevant keywords, no news on the sea rising to roads in Chennai due to the Mandous cyclone is found. Instead, we found ‘Scroll’ on 12, November 2021 mentioning a tweet by ‘A Selvaraj’ with the viral video dated 11, November 2022, with the title ‘Watch: On Chennai’s Marina Beach, the sea has risen to the road after heavy rain’. The tweet mentioned the video as ‘Marina beach sea shore extended up to the service road’.

A Facebook post dated 12, November 2021 by ‘Rj Shiv’ has the full-length video of the viral video clip. It was captioned “#ChennaiRains #Marinabeach sea shore extended up to the service road 😟 Pray for Chennai !!”.

Conclusion

A video of Marina beach, Chennai during rainfall in 2021 is shared as a recent one due to the Mandous cyclone.

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