Cyclone Michaung live updates: Most of Chennai remains submerged due to heavy rain under the impact of 'Michaung', which has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm. The storm, currently over Bay of Bengal, is likely to head towards the Andhra Pradesh coast. Heavy inundation has been reported from low-lying areas in Chennai while three people have died and the airport has been closed till Tuesday morning. The cyclone is expected to make landfall between Nellore and Machilipatnam early morning tomorrow around 5 am.
Here are the Highlights on Cyclone Michaung and Chennai rains:
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Cyclone Michaung: Landfall Likely Between Andhra's Nellore, Machilipatnam 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, on Monday, is likely to cross the south Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam on Tuesday morning in the form of a severe cyclonic storm, the weather department informed.
"The Severe Cyclonic Storm "MICHAUNG" over Westcentral and adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal off south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamil Nadu coasts moved N-NW with a speed of 12 kmph during the past 6 hours and lay centred at 8:30 am on December 4 over WC Bay of Bengal off south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamil Nadu coasts, about 50 km southeast of Nellore, 130 km north of Chennai, 180 km south of Bapatla and 200 km south-southwest of Machilipatnam," read a post on the official X handle of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday.
Cyclone Michaung: 5 Killed As Heavy Rain Pounds Chennai
The deep depression over the South Bay of Bengal, which has intensified into cyclonic storm Michaung, is being monitored due to its destructive nature and potential impact, reported news agency ANI. The cyclone has claimed five lives in separate incidents across Tamil Nadu's Chennai, the police said.
Cyclone Michaung Landfall Around 5 am Tomorrow: Weather Office
Cyclone Michaung is expected to make landfall early tomorrow morning around 5 am between Nellore and Machilipatnam, the weather department said.
Indian Railway Preps For 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', reported news agency ANI.
The 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.
A war room at the board level has also been activated. Safety counsellors on each shift have been nominated to assist with emergency control.
Watch: Road Collapses In Chennai As Cyclone Michaung Brings Heavy Rain
A road in Chennai's upscale Poes Garden area caved as Cyclone Michaung brought with it strong gusts of winds and torrential rains that pounded the city.
Visuals from the area showed a gaping cavity in the middle of the road and an electric pole collapsing into it. Makeshift structures flanked the edge of the cavity.
Poes Garden in south Chennai is a premier locality and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha lived here at her residence Veda Nilayam.
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Cyclone Michaung Live: Indian Army Assists Flood Rescue Efforts In Chennai
The Indian Army today said it swiftly responded to a request for assistance from the Chennai civic body and mobilised two columns for the mission. The contingent comprised around 135 personnel equipped with essential resources, including boats, flood relief stores, and vehicles. Indian Army said it successfully rescued and assisted about 300 citizens during their mission.
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Cyclone Michaung Live: Drainage Faces New Challenge In Waterlogged Chennai
Severe backlash from sea waves in all four outlets is slowing down the drainage of water, said civic authorities in Chennai where Cyclone Michaung brought heavy rain and led to waterlogging. The inundation is equally spread across Chennai and the water is expected to be drained in 12 hours if the rain stops, they said.
Cyclone Michaung Live: Top Officials Inspect Arrangements Ahead Of Cyclone Landfall
Bapatla District Collector P Ranjit Basha, Superintendent of Police Vakul Jindal, and MLA Kona Raghupathi inspected the coastal rehabilitation center in Surya Lanka as part of the pre-relief measures of Cyclone Michaung.
Rescue Teams On Standby In Andhra District Bracing For Cyclone Landfall, Say Cops
"All police stations in Bapatla have been alerted. The NDRF and SDRF teams are in place to carry out rescue measures. Steps are being taken to shift all those in low lying areas to cyclone shelters," says Bapatla Superintendent of Police Vakul Jindal. Bapatla is where Cyclone Michaung is expected to make landfall after midnight.
Cyclone Michaung To Touch Andhra's Krishna District After Midnight, Says Official
Raja Babu, Collector of Andhra Pradesh's Krishna District, says Cyclone Michaung will touch Krishna district after midnight and reach Machilipatnam before 4 am. All necessary steps have been taken, said the District Collector.
Cyclone Michaung Live: List Of Trains Connecting Chennai Cancelled Amid Heavy Rain
Dozens of trains connecting Chennai have been cancelled due to waterlogging after Cyclone Michaung unleashed heavy torrential rains on Tamil Nadu. At least 26 trains have been fully cancelled while two were cancelled partially. Southern Railway has announced that all passengers affected by the train cancellations will receive full refunds.
Cyclone Michaung Live: 3 Deaths, Green Corridors, Traffic Diversions In Chennai
Cyclone Michaung Live: Tamil Nadu Urges Private Firms To Allow Work From Home
The Tamil Nadu government has appealed to private companies to allow their employees work from home as much as possible. It has already declared a public holiday tomorrow in Chennai and three other districts, closing schools, colleges, educational institutions, and government offices. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Chief Minister MK Stalin on the impact of the cyclone and assured him assistance for damages.
Cyclone Michaung Live: iPhone Production Halted At Chennai Facility
Taiwan's Foxconn has halted production of Apple iPhones at its facility near Chennai due to heavy rains, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. Foxconn is yet to decide whether to resume production on Tuesday, the sources said.
Cyclone Michaung Live: Chennai Airport To Remain Closed Till Tuesday Morning
Cyclone Michaung Live: Cyclone Michaung Landfall Expected Around Midnight
Cyclone Michaung is expected to make landfall around midnight between Machalipatnam and Nellore in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh.
Cyclone Michaung Live: Rainwater Enters Chennai Airport Runway, Planes Grounded
Heavy rain has caused severe waterlogging in Chennai as cyclone Michaung approaches the North coast of Tamil Nadu before it heads towards Andhra Pradesh. Chennai airport has suspended operations, with 12 domestic outbound flights and four international flights being cancelled. Three incoming international flights were diverted to Bengaluru due to the weather conditions. Flights were seen grounded as rainwater entered the airport runway, prompting authorities to order its closure till 11 pm tonight.
Cyclone Michaung Live: Heavy Rain Hits Andhra Pradesh, 8 Districts On Alert
Heavy rains hit parts of Andhra Pradesh on Monday under the influence of Cyclone Michaung as the state government issued an alert to the eight districts as it nears the southern coastal region before landfall. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting on the cyclone with senior officials and set several relief efforts in motion. Also, an alert was issued to the districts of Tirupati, Nellore, Prakasam, Bapatla, Krishna, West Godavari, Konaseema, and Kakinada.
Cyclone Michaung Live: Latest Advisory From Andhra Disaster Management Body
"Cyclone Michaung is moving north-westwards in south-west Bay of Bengal. It is moving at a speed of 8 km per hour and is currently 90 km from Chennai and 140 km from Nellore. It will cross the coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam as a strong storm near Bapatla on Tuesday morning. Due to this effect, there will be light to moderate rains in many places in Kostanhra today and tomorrow. Fishermen should not venture into the sea and people should stay alert," according to the Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority.
Cyclone Michaung Live: Public Holiday Tomorrow In Chennai, 3 Other Districts
Tuesday has been declared a public holiday in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts of Tamil Nadu in view of Cyclone Michaung. The Tamil Nadu government declared the public holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. All schools, colleges, educational institutions, and government offices, including the offices of public undertakings/corporations, boards, banks, and financial institutions in the four districts will be closed due to the harsh weather conditions. However, all essential services, such as police, fire service, local bodies, milk supply, water supply, hospitals and medical shops, power supply, transport, fuel outlets, hotels and restaurants, etc, and the offices engaged in disaster response, relief and rescue activities, shall function as usual.
Cyclone Michaung Will Be Faced Effectively: Krishna Collector P Rajababu
"We have taken all preemptive measures in the district. Preventive measures have been taken to ensure there's no loss of life and property. We have set up 57 relief camps in seven coastal mandals. We are moving people from the low-lying areas to relief camps. We have provided necessary facilities to all those in the relief camps. Medical facilities are also being provided along with food and accommodation. Financial assistance will be provided to those who leave the relief camps as per government orders. We will provide Rs 1000 to those who come alone and Rs 2,000 to families," said Krishna District Collector P Rajababu.
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Stay Indoors, Work From Home: Tamil Nadu's Cyclone Michaung Advisory
In view of the fast-approaching Cyclone Michaung, the Tamil Nadu government has issued an advisory asking people to stay indoors and work from home. They have also been advised to keep their doors and windows shut, waterproof key documents and expensive items, and avoid taking shelter under trees. Residents have been urged to gather critical supplies such as non-perishable food items, water, and necessary medications.
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Cyclone Michaung Live: Michaung Intensifies Into Severe Cyclonic Storm
Cyclonic storm Michaung has intensified to severe cyclonic storm at around 8:30 am on Monday, about 90 km from Chennai and 200 km from Puducherry, says India Meteorological Department. It is likely to intensify and cross South Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam during Tuesday forenoon with a maximum wind speed of 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph.
Cyclone Michaung Live: Green Corridor Links Chennai Airport With Anna Salai
Sixteen trees uprooted in Chennai under the impact of Cyclone Michaung have been removed, said a police bulletin on Monday. As many as 17 subways have been closed due to waterlogging. A green corridor is being maintained from the airport to Anna Salai. No deaths or drowning/electrocution incidents have been reported thus far. The city has received 15 cm rainfall between 8:30 pm and 4:30 am and major roads where waterlogging was reported are being cleared.
Cyclone Michaung Live: Chennai Traffic Status, Road Diversions, Relief Efforts
Cyclone Michaung Live: Latest Update On Train Cancellations, Diversions
Cyclone Michaung Live: PM Modi Urges BJP Workers To Help In Relief Efforts
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cautioned countrymen amid the approaching 'Cyclone Michaung', saying that he was in constant touch with the governments of states on the eastern coast to coordinate relief and rescue efforts. Speaking at a victory rally at the BJP headquarters in the national capital on Sunday, he also urged BJP workers in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh to join the relief and rescue efforts and support the local administration.
Cyclone Michaung Live: Southern Railway Promises Full Refund For Cancelled Trains
Cyclone Michaung Live: Chennai Airport Runway Closed For Arrivals Till 11:30 am
Cyclone Michaung Effect On NTR, Krishna Districts Of Andhra
- At Machilipatnam, a rough sea shore with windspeed of 45 to 60 km.
- District authorities urged farmers to be monitor effect on the crops
- Storage points have been established
- Fishermen asked to not venture into the sea
- The Education department and District Collector have declared leave for 2 days in the districts on alert.
- NDRF and SDRF teams, and revenue, police, agricultural, fisheries and electricity department officials ordered for observation.
- Orange alerts for the Nellore, Guntur, NTR, Krishna, West Godavari, as well Tirupati and Chittoor district