Cyclone Michaung, at present swirling over the Bay of Bengal and heading in direction of the Andhra coast, has unleashed torrential rain upon Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Heavy rainfall was reported in north coastal Tamil Nadu, encompassing Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Nagapattinam, and Cuddalore districts, with Thiruvallur district bearing the brunt of the downpour.
Chennai police has reported three deaths in rain-related incidents to date, together with two within the metropolis and one in Dindigul. Most elements of town stays submerged, with heavy inundation in low-lying areas. The cyclone is anticipated to make landfall between Nellore and Machilipatnam tomorrow midday.
Chennai metropolis and its neighboring districts obtained heavy rainfall in a single day, with Meenambakkam recording 196 mm and Nungambakkam receiving 154.3 mm within the 24 hours main as much as 5:30 am this morning.
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Consequently, faculties, faculties, and authorities workplaces in Chennai and three adjoining districts remained closed as we speak, and the state authorities has urged personal firms to permit their staff to make money working from home. The Tamil Nadu authorities has additionally declared a public vacation tomorrow within the 4 districts.
Authorities have arrange practically 5,000 aid centres in coastal districts to help these affected by the heavy rain that lashed town and its neighboring districts in a single day. Chief Minister MK Stalin reviewed the protection measures final evening and is carefully monitoring the state of affairs.
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“The state machine is able to face Cyclone Michaung. Ministers and officers are within the discipline. The general public should adhere to the protection protocols supplied. I additionally request that the general public shouldn’t come out with out important wants till the influence of the storm subsides,” Chief Minister Stalin posted on X.
Union Residence Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Mr Stalin on the influence of the cyclone and warranted him help for damages.
Because of the heavy rains, bridge No.14 between Basin Bridge and Vyasarpadi has been quickly shut down as a precautionary measure to make sure public security.
This closure has resulted within the cancellation of six trains departing from Dr MGR Chennai Central railway station, together with these sure for Coimbatore and Mysuru. The Southern Railway has introduced that each one passengers affected by the practice cancellations will obtain full refunds.
Moreover, 14 subways have been closed after extreme waterlogging. Town’s airport was additionally not spared, with 12 home outbound flights and 4 worldwide flights being canceled. Three incoming worldwide flights had been diverted to Bengaluru as a result of climate situations.
The runway on the Chennai airport will stay closed until tomorrow morning.
To assist in aid and rescue efforts, authorities have stationed eight NDRF and 9 SDRF groups within the affected districts of Villupuram, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Thiruvallur, Cuddalore, and Chengalpattu.
The water discharge from the Chembarambakkam reservoir exterior Chennai has been decreased to 1500 cusecs to mitigate the danger of flooding in low-lying areas.