Cyclone ‘Michaung’ more likely to make landfall on Tuesday; rain alert in lots of states


As extreme cyclonic storm ‘Michaung’ is more likely to make landfall on Tuesday, a number of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh districts obtained heavy rainfall on Monday.

People wade by way of a waterlogged highway throughout heavy rain owing to Cyclone Michaung, in Chennai (PTI)

Rainfall has additionally been predicted for a number of districts of Odisha and Jharkhand.

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On Monday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held discussions with the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Puducherry relating to the challenges posed by cyclone Michaung. He offered assurances of complete help from the central authorities to deal with the state of affairs.

He stated in a put up in X, previously Twitter, “A discussion was held with the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh state Shri YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on the pre-emptive measures being taken in the event of Cyclone Maichang crossing the coast. Saving people’s lives is our first priority. The central government is ready to provide all necessary assistance to Andhra Pradesh. NDRF personnel are already depleted in the state. We have kept more teams ready to help if required.”

Here are the highest 10 updates on cyclone ‘Michaung’:

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated on Monday, extreme Cyclonic Storm ‘Michaung’ is anticipated to achieve the southern coast of Andhra Pradesh, making landfall between Nellore and Machilipatnam, close to Bapatla, on Tuesday morning.
  • At least 5 folks have died in rain-related incidents in Chennai on Monday. Among the incidents, two people succumbed to electrocution, and one particular person misplaced their life when a tree fell on them within the upscale Besant Nagar space. Additionally, two unidentified our bodies, one male and one feminine, have been found in several rain-affected areas of the town.
  • As a part of its proactive method to cyclone-related catastrophe administration, the Indian Railways has established an emergency management cell at each divisional and headquarters ranges. This management cell entails officers from varied branches, together with working, business, engineering, electrical, sign/telecommunications, safety, and so on., working in shifts to make sure steady monitoring. The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has taken precautionary measures, cancelling a complete of 60 trains inside its jurisdiction. Additionally, ECoR has activated a Crisis Management Cell.
  • Certain areas of Jharkhand are anticipated to expertise gentle to reasonable rainfall till December 7, in keeping with a meteorological official on Monday. The Ranchi Meteorological Centre has forecast gentle rain in particular areas on Tuesday, adopted by gentle to reasonable showers on each December 6 and seven.
  • Rescue groups have been deployed within the southern districts of Odisha by the state authorities. While there isn’t any anticipation of a big affect on Odisha, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, the Director General of IMD stated that the state is more likely to expertise gentle to reasonable rainfall on Monday night time. The depth of rainfall is anticipated to escalate, resulting in heavy rain on Tuesday.
  • Authorities halted operations on Monday at Chennai airport after the runway was submerged attributable to torrential rain. Chennai airport closed the airfield for arrival operations from 9:17 am until 11.30 am. Following a evaluate, the airport introduced on X, previously Twitter, that the airfield had been shut for arrival and departure operations until 11pm “due to severe weather conditions”. In gentle of continuous rains, a complete of 70 flights to and from the Chennai airport have been cancelled.
  • The Tamil Nadu authorities, in an official assertion on Monday, declared the closure of all academic establishments in Chennai on Tuesday attributable to anticipated heavy rainfall. The Tamil Nadu authorities additionally referred to as upon non-public firms and institutions in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu districts to allow work-from-home preparations for his or her workers on Tuesday.
  • An alert has been issued for Andhra Pradesh’s districts together with Nellore, Tirupati, Bapatla, Prakasam, Konaseema, Krishna, West Godavari and Kakinada. The India Meteorological Department on Monday stated, “Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam is likely to get exceptionally heavy rainfall over 4th and 5th December! Stay safe and take all necessary precautions.”
  • On Monday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy carried out a evaluate assembly on the cyclone with senior officers, initiating varied reduction efforts. In response to the disaster, Chief Minister Reddy has pledged monetary help, allocating 2 crore for Tirupati district and 1 crore for every of the next districts: Nellore, Prakasam, Bapatla, Krishna, West Godavari, Konaseema, and Kakinada. The Chief Minister assured extra funds as wanted for reduction efforts.
  • Evacuation procedures are actively going down in 181 reduction camps unfold throughout the eight districts, with each the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) deploying 5 groups every to help within the affected areas.

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