On Friday, the city of Gurugram woke up to water-logged streets and roads. Clearly, the change in name from Gurgaon hasn't changed the woeful lack of unpreparedness in the city and its surroundings. The hub of multinational companies came to a standstill with traffic choking the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway for several kilometres following heavy rain on Thursday evening. Traffic in areas including Sohna Road, Golf Course Road and around Huda City Centre was reduced to a crawl.

The ongoing rain that continued to lash even on Friday morning threw life out of gear in the Millennium City, a fair overview of which was possible because of with people posting updates on social media.

The situation was so bad that in a late-morning announcement, the Haryana government has declared a two-day holiday on July 29 and 30 for schools in Gurugram. Gurgaon Police have been tweeting and advising people to avoid coming out on the roads.

The heavy rain, during rush hour on Thursday, resulted in water-logged roads and traffic jams that everyone was quick to label as unprecedented. That this happens to be the Kanwariyas season didn't help either, as all the major roads and intersections were choked throughout the day.

The situation was aggravated in the evening because of a breach in the Badshahpur drain near Sector 34 which led to flooding in nearby sectors.

Here are some of the images floating around on social media from the great 'Gurujam of 2016'.

The awesomeness of #gurugram #milleniumcity The wagaries of rain!!

A photo posted by Monica (@unsocialperson) on

Commuters who were stuck in the traffic are warning others by sharing videos of their ordeal online.

It takes a natural, or in this case largely manmade, crisis to bring out social media's sassy brand of humour.