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Cyclone Michaung highlights: Michaung not severe, weakens to Cyclonic storm, IMD says

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Cyclone Michaung makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh.
Cyclone Michaung makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh.

Cyclone Michaung highlights: As cyclone Michaung makes landfall on the Andhra coast, chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has asked all the officers and departments to be on their toes, ready for immediate relief and rescue. Meanwhile, heavy rainfall has been lashing parts of Tamil Nadu for several days now, with five deaths reported in Chennai due to rain-related incidents....Read More

In anticipation of the storm caused by Cyclone Michaung hitting Andhra Pradesh soon, a red alert has been issued in eight areas - Tirupati, Nellore, Prakasam, Bapatla, Krishna, West Godavari, Konaseema and Kakinada.

According to weather experts, Cyclone Michaung made landfall in Andhra Pradesh on the Bapatla coast.

Weather agencies have predicted that harsh weather conditions in the state and nearby cities will prevail till Thursday.

A special focus is being laid on safeguarding the crops in the area, especially by procuring paddy and saving the kharif harvest. Here are the top updates about Cyclone Michaung and Chennai rains on Tuesday.

Follow all the updates here:
Dec 5, 2023 11:52 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Chennai Police Commissioner visits waterlogged areas

Chennai Police Commissioner Sandeep Rai Rathore provided a helping hand in relief measures in Chennai. Rathore distributed relief materials to the people affected.

Dec 5, 2023 11:21 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Here is how Andhra Pradesh suffered devastation

Cyclone Michaung flooded parts of Andhra Pradesh. Due to heavy rainfall, residential areas got filled with floodwaters, causing grave hardships to the people.

Dec 5, 2023 11:05 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Check out how NDRF is helping people in Tamil Nadu

Here is how NDRF personnel are helping people of Tamil Nadu who have been affected due to floods caused by Cyclone Michaung.

Dec 5, 2023 10:52 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Provide all possible help to Tamil Nadu, opposition MPs urge Centre

Congress’ Mavelikkara MP Kodikunnil Suresh said the Centre must provide all the assistance to Tamil Nadu.

“The Central government should give all the assistance for tackling the cyclone issue in Tamil Nadu. Chennai is worst affected,” he said, adding, “I would appeal to the Centre, especially Home Minister (Amit Shah) to provide all assistance to the state of Tamil Nadu to tackle this cyclone."

Dec 5, 2023 10:36 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Severe Cyclonic Storm Michaung weakened into a Cyclonic Storm

IMD said in its latest update, “Severe Cyclonic Storm MICHAUNG weakened into a Cyclonic Storm at 1530hrs IST, lay centered at 1730hrs IST of 5 December over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh about 25km west-northwest of Bapatla and 60 km north-northeast of Ongole. Likely to move nearly northwards & weaken further.”

Dec 5, 2023 10:24 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Chennai beach-Tambaram-Arakkonam, MRTS services restored, Southern Railway says

Dec 5, 2023 10:07 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: What DMK MP Kanimozhi said

DMK MP Kanimozhi said that the Tamil Nadu government is much more prepared to deal with heavy rain triggered by cyclone Michaung than in 2015.

"In the last two days, we had more than 33 centimetres of rainfall which is much more than what we had in 2015, but the government was prepared. Many people have been evacuated and moved to shelters," the MP told news agency ANI.

Dec 5, 2023 9:53 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Light rain in parts of Chhattisgarh

Raipur city and parts of Chhattisgarh received light rain due to cyclone Michaung bringing down the temperature, the Met department said.

Dec 5, 2023 9:29 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Video of IAF dropping relief supplies

Here is a video of IAF dropping relief supplies in the general area of Adyar and close to Harbour.

Dec 5, 2023 9:07 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Here is how NDRF is rescuing the victims

Check out how NDRF workers are rescuing the victims of floods caused by Cyclone Michaung.

Dec 5, 2023 8:53 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Check out this update from Southern Railway

Southern Railway has annnounced that Chennai beach - Tambaram - Arakkonam, MRTS services have been restored after Cyclone Michaung.

Dec 5, 2023 8:39 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Where did the cyclone make landfall?

Cyclone Michaung made landfall in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. As a result of the cyclone, several people have lost their lives. Areas in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry have been submerged.

Dec 5, 2023 8:23 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: NLC India sends high capacity pumps to help flush out water from cyclone-hit areas in Chennai

On Tuesday, State-run NLC India said that it has sent high-capacity pumps used in lignite mines to pump out water from inundated areas in Chennai.

"To supplement the efforts of Chennai Corporation, yesterday NLC India Ltd has come forward to lend a helping hand by sending 16 numbers of giant high capacity pumps which are used in NLC lignite Mines," the PSU said in a statement.

Dec 5, 2023 8:09 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Chennai airfield open after rains, airlines intimated, say Airport officials

The airfield area of Chennai airport opened on Tuesday and airlines and other stakeholders were intimated for planning their operations, according to a report by PTI citing airport officials.

Dec 5, 2023 7:55 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: IAF drops relief supplies in Adyar and close to Chennai Harbour

On Tuesday, two IAF Chetak helicopters dropped relief supplies in the general area of Adyar and close to Chennai Harbour. The supplies included food packets and rations for victims stuck in cyclone-hit areas in Chennai.

Dec 5, 2023 7:45 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: AP government failed to provide food, shelter to victims, says Chandrababu Naidu

TDP chief and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday criticised the State Government and said that it has "miserably failed" in providing shelter, food and water to cyclone Michaung victims.

"The Government is not prepared to prevent the damage caused by the cyclone and did not even extend any kind of assistance to the flood-hit," Chandrababu said in a press note.

Dec 5, 2023 7:31 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Check out video of heavy flooding in Chennai

Heavy rains due to Cyclone Michaung, has resulted in flooding in Chennai. Many areas in the city are submerged due to the flood water.

Dec 5, 2023 7:17 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: 200 Table Tennis players stranded in Vijayawada

Amid heavy rains caused by Cyclone Michaung, 200 table tennis players in the age group of U-11 to U-19 are stuck in Vijayawada along with their family members, reported PTI.

Dec 5, 2023 7:04 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Tamil Nadu seeks ₹5000-crore Central assistance for flood-ravaged Chennai

Tamil Nadu government has sought an interim Central assistance of 5000 crore to provide relief to people and redevelop infrastructure damaged by heavy rains as a result of Cyclone Michaung.

"I urge the Union government (that) considering the condition of Tamil Nadu and five districts, kindly release 5,000 crore as initial interim relief which would help the State government in their efforts to safeguard the people of Tamil Nadu," said Tiruchi Siva, DMK leader.

Dec 5, 2023 6:36 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: 80% power restored in Chennai, says TN govt

Tamil Nadu government has claimed that 80 per cent of power supply and 70 per cent of mobile networks have already been restored in Chennai amid heavy rains caused by Cyclone Michaung.

Dec 5, 2023 6:18 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: 29 NDRF teams deployed in parts of southern India

29 NDRF teams have been deployed in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Puducherry to undertake relief and rescue operations in the wake of the severe cyclonic storm Michaung, reported PTI.

"Our focus is on Andhra Pradesh as the cyclone will make landfall there and a number of trees, poles and other infrastructure could be uprooted, leading to blockage of communication and power lines," a senior official said.

Dec 5, 2023 5:56 PM IST

India Meteorological Department (IMD) says the landfall process of #CycloneMichuang is completed.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said the landfall process of Cyclone Michuang is completed. Michaung wreaked havoc in the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. It also took the lives of 12 people in the southern city of Chennai.

Dec 5, 2023 5:12 PM IST

Rescue personnel evacuate people from Krishna Nagar area of Chennai's West Tambaram region

Rescue personnel on Tuesday evacuated people in the Krishna Nagar area of Chennai with the help of boats. The regions were inundated due to heavy rainfall owing to Cyclone Michaung.

Dec 5, 2023 5:01 PM IST

NDRF personnel deployed on Bapatla coast in Andhra Pradesh as Cyclone Michuang makes landfall. See visuals

Dec 5, 2023 4:55 PM IST

Cyclone is expected to weaken in the next few hours: IMD official

Speaking about Cyclone Michaung IMD scientist HR Biswas said that the storm is likely to weaken in the next few hours. Severe cyclonic storm Michaung made landfall earlier in the day on the Andhra Pradesh coast.

Dec 5, 2023 4:44 PM IST

Death toll in rain-related incidents in Chennai owing to Cyclone Michaung rises to 12

Death toll in rain-related incidents in Chennai owing to Cyclone Michaung has rose to 12.

Dec 5, 2023 4:12 PM IST

‘CM of Tamil Nadu, ministers are on the streets with the people. They saw to it that there is no loss of life or no non-supply of essential commodities to the people due to Cyclone Michaung’: DMK MP Elango

"It (Cyclone Michaung) has affected the normal life of people. But, from day before evening onwards, the CM of Tamil Nadu, ministers, sports minister Udhayanidhi Stalin, all the MLAs, corporation mayor are on the streets with the people. They saw to that there is no loss of life or no non-supply of essential commodities to the people," DMK MP NR Elango speaks to PTI.

Dec 5, 2023 3:45 PM IST

Chennai Police officials distribute food items to people affected by waterlogging due to heavy rainfall in the wake of Cyclone Michaung

Police personnel from Chennai distribute food items to affected people in the wake of Cyclone Michaung.

Dec 5, 2023 3:31 PM IST

NDRF, SDRF deployed in landfall-hit areas on Andhra coast

"The landfall process has already started and will take around 2 hours to complete. NDRF and SDRF has been deployed, and all the necessary precautionary measures have been taken," says MM Ali, Meterologist, Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA).

Dec 5, 2023 3:00 PM IST

Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Michaung' moved northwards on Andhra coast: IMD

The Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Michaung’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal along and off South Andhra Pradesh coast moved northwards with a speed of 10 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 1330 hours IST of 5th December over Andhra Pradesh coast, close to south of Bapatla. It is now crossing the coast with windspeed of 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph. The landfall process will be completed during next 2 hours: IMD

Dec 5, 2023 2:21 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung landfall process begins in Bapatla on Andhra Pradesh coast | Read

Cyclone Michaung landfall process began near Bapatla on the Andhra Pradesh coast on Tuesday, after causing rain mayhem in Tamil Nadu, with heavy rain and floods killing at least eight people and forcing some plants including a Hyundai Motor Co. factory to halt operations. Read More

Dec 5, 2023 1:47 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Landfall to last three hours

The landfall process of Cyclone Michaung will last for approximately three hours from now, with the coastline of Andhra Pradesh now evacuated.

Dec 5, 2023 1:25 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Landfall of storm begins

The landfall process of the Cyclone Michaung has commences on the Bapatla beach of Andhra Pradesh, with all civlians already evacuated from the coast.

Dec 5, 2023 1:09 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Foxconn And Pegatron halt production

Phone vendors Foxconn and Pegatron, and automobile company Hyundai are among the companies that have suspended their manufacturing operations in Tamil Nadu due to cyclonic conditions. (PTI)

Dec 5, 2023 12:40 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: TN govt declares school holiday

In view of the heavy rainfall and extreme weather conditions, the Tamil Nadu government has declared a school holiday tomorrow - Wednesday - in four districts - Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thieuvallur and Chengalpet.

Dec 5, 2023 12:16 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: NDRF team arrives at Bapatla coast

Before Cyclone Michaung makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh, a team of NDRF officers have arrived at the Bapatla beach to secure the area and ensure all necessary safety protocols

Dec 5, 2023 11:55 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Around 1k people evacuated

Nearly 1,000 people living across the coast of Andhra Pradesh have been evacuated due to threats of injury and displacement caused by the impending storm.

Dec 5, 2023 11:35 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Hourly weather update by IMD

Dec 5, 2023 11:16 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: People wade through flooded streets

Chennai: A view of the waterlogged road following heavy rainfall triggered by cyclone Michaung, in Chennai on Monday. (ANI)
Chennai: A view of the waterlogged road following heavy rainfall triggered by cyclone Michaung, in Chennai on Monday. (ANI)
Dec 5, 2023 11:02 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Nine killed due to storms

Cyclone Michaung has claimed nine lives so far in southern India, as reported by Reuters. It is expected that the storm will make landfall at 1 pm on Tuesday.

Dec 5, 2023 10:40 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Mallikarjun Kharge issues statement

Dec 5, 2023 10:19 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Chennai airport resumes flights

The Chennai Airport announced that their airfield is now open for arrivals and departures, resuming their flights as the rainfall in the city slows down.

Dec 5, 2023 9:56 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Storm to make landfall soon

Cyclone Michaung is set to make landfall in the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh at around noon on Tuesday, December 5, as predicted by weather agencies.

Dec 5, 2023 9:20 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Health department on alert

The Health Department officers in Andhra Pradesh are currently on alert, and have been asked to take a stock of the situation to make sure that all the safety measures are in place.

Dec 5, 2023 9:01 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Why Andhra is most succeptible to danger

As compared to other coastal states, Andhra Pradesh has the longest coastal line, making it the most vulnerable during floods and cyclones.

Dec 5, 2023 8:55 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Gusty winds, moderate rain in Andhra

Dec 5, 2023 8:42 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Flooding, waterlogging in Chennai

As heavy rains continue for a week in Chennai, the residents are dealing with heavy waterlogging on the streets, with many residential areas flooded.

Dec 5, 2023 8:09 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Red alert in Tamil Nadu, Puducherrry

The IMD had issued a red alert in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in view of the extreme rainfall caused by the expected landfall of Cyclone Michaung.

Dec 5, 2023 7:48 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Rain to subside by next week

According to the forecast, the rainfall in different states will subside by the end of this week, with just cloudy skies and humidity expected to loom around after 8-10 December.

Dec 5, 2023 7:39 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Heavy rain alert in Telangana

Not just Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, but the cyclone will also have a major impact on Telangana, with a heavy rainfall warning issued in several parts of the state.