In Chennai, cars were swept away as floodwater flowed through the streets.
Cyclone Michaung live updates: Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are on high alert with severe storm, Cyclone Michaung, expected to make landfall today. Both states have been hit by heavy rains and thunderstorms in the last 24 hours. Five people died in rain-related incidents in Chennai. Two people died of electrocution while one was killed after a tree fell on him in the upmarket Besant Nagar area of the city, police said.
In Chennai, cars were swept away as floodwater flowed through the streets, while its airport, one of the busiest in India, shut operations until Tuesday morning.
A severe cyclonic storm has the potential to cause uprooting of small and medium trees, large-scale damage to hutments and mud houses, and partial damage to telephone and electric poles.
Here are the LIVE updates on Cyclone Michaung and Chennai Rains:
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Jagan Reddy Reviews Cyclone Michaung Relief Measures
Andhra Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday held a meeting to review the situation after Cyclone Michaung made landfall and the progress of relief measures with senior officials, reported news agency ANI.
During the review meeting at the Camp Office in Guntur on Tuesday, the Chief Minister was informed that 9,500 people are being sheltered in 211 relief camps, as per a press release from the Chief Minister's Office.
In the meeting, the Chief Minister directed the district collectors to provide all essential items, like drinking water, food, and medicines, to those affected.
Cyclone Michaung Effect: Light Rain In Parts Of Chhattisgarh
Raipur and parts of Chhattisgarh received light rain due to Cyclone Michaung, which crossed coastal south Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, bringing down the temperature, the Met department said, reported news agency PTI. Durg, Bilaspur, Bastar, and Raipur divisions received light showers.
Cyclone Michaung Triggers Heavy Rain, Causes Dam To Overflow In 2 Andhra Districts
The Michaung cyclone has unleashed heavy rains across Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa and Annamaiya districts, leaving a trail of challenges for residents and farmers, reported news agency ANI.
The cyclone caused a significant influx of water into the main dams of the district.
"To manage the surplus water, authorities have initiated measures to release water by lifting the gates at the brimmed project and directing the flow towards river areas. This precautionary step aims to mitigate potential risks associated with the increased water levels in the dams," as per a press release from the Chief Minister's Office.
Andhra Pradesh Failed To Give Food, Shelter To Cyclone Michaung Victims: Chandrababu Naidu
TDP chief and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said that the state government has "miserably failed" in providing shelter, food, and water to those affected by Cyclone Michaung, reported news agency ANI.
"The government is not prepared to prevent the damage caused by the cyclone and did not even extend any kind of assistance to the flood-hit," Mr Naidu said in a press note.
He further alleged that people in flood-hit areas were not given even basic items like food. There was no response from the government, he claimed.
NLC India Sends 16-Member Team To Help Flush Water From Cyclone-Hit Areas In Chennai
State-run NLC India on Tuesday said that it has sent high-capacity pumps used in lignite mines to pump out water from inundated areas in Chennai, reported news agency PTI.
"To supplement the efforts of Chennai Corporation, yesterday NLC India Ltd has come forward to lend a helping hand by sending 16 numbers of giant high capacity pumps which are used in NLC lignite Mines," the PSU said in a statement.
Required engineers along with technicians from all three mines of the PSU have left for Chennai with high-capacity giant motor pumps to help drain the water at the earliest in the waterlogged areas.
Cyclone Michaung: Navy Boats On Chennai Roads To Rescue Stranded Locals
The Indian Navy deployed its teams in Chennai to help people stranded across the city as Cyclone Michaung brought with it strong winds and torrential rains.
Locals in submerged colonies of Chennai's Periyar Nagar and Ram Nagar were evacuated from their flooded homes and taken to safety on inflated boats through the inundated city streets. Personnel waded through waste-deep water to steer the boats.
In some areas, the Navy personnel were seen going door-to-door with food packets in the flooded neighbourhoods. In posts shared by the Navy on X, personnel were seen carrying people to the boats through the flooded streets.
Cyclone Michaung Updates: 29 NDRF Teams Deployed For Relief, Rescue Operations
Twenty-nine teams of the NDRF have been deployed in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Puducherry for relief and rescue operations as severe cyclonic storm Michaung made landfall this afternoon and is hurtling down the eastern coast, a senior officer said, reported news agency PTI.
Fourteen National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu (five in Chennai), 11 in Andhra Pradesh, one in Telangana, and three in Puducherry. "Our focus is on Andhra Pradesh as the cyclone will make landfall there and trees, poles, and other infrastructure could be uprooted, leading to blockage of communication and power lines," the officer had said.
Cyclone Michaung Landfall Process To Complete By 7 PM: Weather Office
The India Meteorological Department said on Tuesday that the landfall process of the severe cyclonic storm 'Michaung', which began earlier in the day near Bapatla on the Andhra Pradesh coast is likely to be complete by 7 pm, reported news agency ANI.
According to the IMD, the severe cyclonic storm Michaung has moved northwards with a speed of 10 kilometres per hour during the past six hours and is now crossing the coast with a windspeed of 90-100 kilometres per hour, gusting to 110 kilometres per hour.
Cyclone Michaung: Telangana Government Alerts District Collectors
The Telangana government on Tuesday directed the Collectors of districts where heavy rain is forecast due to severe cyclonic storm Michaung to be on alert and send a team of NDRF each to two districts.
State Disaster Management department Secretary Rahul Bojja held a tele-conference with the Collectors of the districts which are expected to receive heavy rain.
Cyclone Michaung Updates: Red Alert In Telangana
Cyclone Michaung Made Landfall With Wind Speeds Of 90-100 kmhr: Officials
The cyclone made landfall with a maximum sustained wind speed of 90-100 km per hour, gusting to 110 km per hour. Officials said the landfall process will continue for about three hours.
"Even If Rain Stops...": Ravichandran Ashwin Urges Everyone To 'Hang Tight'
Cyclone Michaung landfall has started near Bapatla on Andhra Pradesh coast after causing rain mayhem in Tamil Nadu. So far, at least eight people have died in rain-related incidents in Chennai.
Indian cricket team spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is a resident of Chennai. He shared a video of damaged road. There was a huge hole in the middle of it as rain water gushed in.
Cyclone Michaung Makes Landfall
Cyclone Michaung landfall starts on Andhra coast after rain mayhem in Tamil Nadu. A severe cyclonic storm has the potential to cause uprooting of small and medium trees, large-scale damage to hutments and mud houses, and partial damage to telephone and electric poles.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin On Cyclone Impact In Chennai
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said that the rains received during Cyclone period have exceeded what the state has received in 2015, but the damage has been less this time.
"Even after receiving historical rains, the damages are 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," he said.
Over 1,000 IndiGo Flights Across India Affected Due To Chennai Airport Shutdown
IndiGo airlines said that 550 flights have been cancelled since heavy rains started in Chennai yesterday morning. This in turn resulted in over 1,000 flights being affected as a knock-on effect, the airlines said.
Cyclone Michaung To Cross Andhra Coast Within Next 4 Hours: IMD
In its latest update, the Indian Meteorological Department said that Michaung will make landfall during the next four hours wind speeds of 90-100 kmph.
Cyclone Michaung To Make Landfall In Andhra Shortly
Cyclone Michaung, which is swirling over the Bay of Bengal, is set to make landfall near Bapatla on the Andhra Pradesh coast, after causing rain mayhem in Tamil Nadu. So far, at least eight people have died in rain-related incidents in Chennai.
Andhra Pradesh Evacuates Residents From Coastal Areas Ahead Of Michaung Landfall
Nearly 900 people living in villages along the southern coast of Andhra Pradesh have been evacuated ahead of Cyclone Michaung's landfall. The storm is expected to hit Bapatla district within hours, residents have been advised against going outdoors.
Foxconn Halts iPhone Production At Facility Near Chennai
Taiwan's Foxconn and Pegatron halted Apple iPhone production at their facilities near Chennai due to heavy rains, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.
Chennai Airport Resumes Operations
Chennai Airport had been shut down on Monday after severe waterlogging on Monday ahead of Cyclone Michaung's landfall. The airport today said that all arrival and departure operations have now resumed.
Cyclone Michaung Expected To Make Landfall At 11 am Today
Cyclone Michaung, which lay centred over the west coast of the Bay of Bengal, off south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamil Nadu coasts, is likely to cross the south Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam at 11am today.
Eight Rain-Related Deaths In Chennai Since Monday Morning
Eight people have died in Chennai due to rain-related incidents since the downpour began on Monday morning, Chennai police said. Two people died of electrocution while one was killed after a tree fell on him in the upmarket Besant Nagar area of the city.
IMD Chief Says Cyclone Michaung Will Be Severe Till Dec 6
Cyclone Michaung In Chennai: Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are on high alert with a severe storm, Cyclone Michaung, expected to make landfall in the next 24 hours. The cyclone will remain severe till December 6, the IMD has warned.
Indian Railway Gears Up To Tackle Cyclone Michaung
The Indian Railways has geared up its entire machinery in a big way to ensure and manage smooth and safe railway operations in the areas likely to be affected by the cyclonic storm 'Michaung'.
The Indian Railways, as part of its preparedness for cyclone-related disaster management, has set up an emergency control cell at the divisional/HQ level with officers from operating, commercial, engineering, electrical, signal/telecommunications, security, etc. branches in each shift to monitor around the clock and take necessary action in connection with train operations.
Several Areas In Chennai Waterlogged
Several areas of Chennai were submerged in knee-deep water and there have been power outages since Monday morning, evoking memories of December 2015 when around 290 people died after catastrophic floods.
Cyclone Michaung To Make Landfall Today On Andhra Coast
With severe Cyclone Michaung poised for landfall shortly, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed officials to be on high alert for taking up relief measures.