Live updates on Cyclone Michaung: A powerful cyclonic storm has the capacity to uproot trees and seriously destroy hutments and mud dwellings.
Chennai: Real-time updates on Cyclone Michaung: Cyclone Michaung, a powerful cyclone that is predicted to make landfall today, has put Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on high alert. Over the past 24 hours, both states have seen intense rain and thunderstorms. In Chennai, incidents due to rain claimed five lives. In the upscale Besant Nagar neighbourhood of the city, two people perished from electrocution, and one died when a tree fell on him, according to the police.
Chennai’s airport, one of the busiest in India, closed till Tuesday morning as floodwaters washed cars away and flooded the city’s streets.
Small and medium-sized trees may be uprooted, hutments and mud dwellings may sustain extensive damage, and telephone and electricity poles may sustain partial damage during a strong cyclonic storm.
The following are live updates regarding Chennai rains and Cyclone Michaung:
December 5th, 2023, 10:35 IST
Residents of coastal areas in Andhra Pradesh were evacuated before the Michaung landfall.
Ahead of Cyclone Michaung’s landfall, about 900 residents in villages along Andhra Pradesh’s southern coast have been evacuated. Bapatla district people are urged not to walk outside as the storm is predicted to arrive within hours.
December 5, 2023, 10:06 IST
Foxconn Stops Making iPhones at a Plant Near Chennai
Due to severe rains, Taiwan’s Foxconn and Pegatron stopped producing Apple iPhones at their plants close to Chennai, people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Monday.
Christmas Day, 2023, 09:56 (IST)
Chennai’s Heavy Rains Are Likely to Abate Today After Cyclone Michaung Causes Devastation
According to the most recent IMD advisory, mild to moderate rainfall is anticipated in most areas of north coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Tuesday morning, with isolated areas seeing severe rainfall.
Christmas Day, 2023, 09:43 (IST)
The airport in Chennai Reopens
Ahead of Cyclone Michaung’s impact on Monday, Chennai Airport was closed due to heavy waterlogging. According to the airport, all arrival and departure activities have now started up again.
December 5, 2023, at 09:20 (IST)
Cyclone Michaung is anticipated to reach land. At eleven a.m. today
At 11 a.m. today, Cyclone Michaung, which was centred over the west coast of the Bay of Bengal, off the shores of south Andhra Pradesh and north Tamil Nadu, is expected to cross over into the state between Nellore and Machilipatnam.
08:59 (IST) on December 5, 2023
Eight Deaths in Chennai Associated With Rain Since Monday morning, since the rain started on Monday morning, eight people have perished in Chennai as a result of rain-related incidents, according to Chennai police. One person was murdered in the upscale Besant Nagar neighbourhood of the city when a tree crashed on him, while two others perished from electrocution.
08:34 on December 5, 2023 (IST)
Cyclone Michaung in Chennai will remain severe until December 6, according to the IMD chief. Cyclone Michaung is a powerful cyclone that is predicted to make landfall in the next 24 hours, putting Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on high alert. The IMD has warned that the cyclone will continue to be severe until December 6.
08:26 (IST) on December 5, 2023
Indian Railways Prepares for Hurricane Michaung
The complete fleet of Indian Railways has been extensively geared up to guarantee and oversee safe and efficient railway operations in the regions that are anticipated to be impacted by Cyclone ‘Michaung’.
The Indian Railways has established 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 as part of its preparedness for cyclone-related disaster management.
December 5, 2023, at 07:24 (IST)
Cyclone Michaung: Ten districts in Tamil Nadu are expected to experience rain and thunderstorms. The Chennai Meteorological Centre has predicted Tuesday morning’s moderate rainfall, light thunderstorms, and lightning in 10 districts of Tamil Nadu.
07:17 (IST) on December 5, 2023
Many Waterlogged Areas in Chennai
There have been power outages since Monday morning, and several parts of Chennai are under knee-deep water. This reminds people of December 2015, when devastating floods claimed the lives of almost 290 people.
Dec. 5, 2023, 07:13 (IST): Cyclone Michaung is expected to land on the Andhra Coast today.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered officials to be on high alert for implementing relief measures as severe Cyclone Michaung is expected to make landfall soon.