Cyclone Michaung-2023


Tropical Storm Cyclone Michaung is expected to intensify and reach the north Tamil Nadu coast on December 4 before making landfall in southern Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. Heavy rain continued to pound Chennai and nearby districts on Monday leading to the inundation of low-lying areas. Tamil Nadu has declared a public holiday.

Cyclone Michaung 

As cyclone ‘Michaung’ is expected to make landfall tonight in Southern Andhra Pradesh and the North coast of Tamil Nadu, several parts of Chennai continue to receive heavy rainfall with very strong winds. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescued around 15 people from Chennai’s Tambaram area as it witnessed severe waterlogging. People were rescued from Peerkankaranai and Perungalathur neighborhoods in Tambaram due to waterlogging and power outages in the area.

Cyclone Michaung

S Balachandran, Director, of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Chennai said, “Cyclone ‘Michaung’ lies about 100 km from East-North East of Chennai. In the last 6 hours, it has moved at the speed of 10 km/hr and it’s expected to move in the northwest direction, intensified to severe cyclonic storm is expected by 4 noon today. Further, it will move parallel to the coast of north Tamil Nadu and South Andhra Pradesh, expected to cross Nellore- Machilipatnam by tomorrow at 4 noon. Heavy rainfall and strong winds are likely to continue till this evening in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, and Thiruvallur districts.”

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Section 144 imposed

The Puducherry district administration has imposed Section 144 of the IPC on the coastal areas close to the seashore of Puducherry. To prevent any loss of life or property, the district administration restricted the movement of all persons on the coastal areas near the sea-shore has been prohibited from 7 p.m. on December 3 until 6 p.m. on December 5

Trains status

11 express trains have been canceled after the water level breached the danger mark in the Basin Bridge-Vyasarpadi section. Amidst heavy rainfall and waterlogging, train services in all the Chennai Suburban sections have been temporarily halted for 8 hours. Only Passenger Specials will be operated in these sections until further advice.

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