Cyclone Michaung: Educational institutions, govt offices to remain closed in Chennai, THESE districts tomorrow
Cyclone Michaung updates: Cyclonic storm Michaung, suggested by Myanmar, is expected to cross the coast in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. It is currently near Chennai and Puducherry, causing heavy rains.
Cyclone Michaung updates: The Tamil government has announced the closure of schools, colleges, educational institutions, and government offices in Chennai Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu districts of the state tomorrow i.e. on 5 December due to Cyclone Michaung.
Apart from this, the state government has also requested private companies, and establishments in these districts to allow their employees to work from home tomorrow due to heavy rains and their impact.
The IMD has warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall on 4th and 5th December in north coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Light to moderate rainfall at most places and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam is expected on the 4th and 5th of December.
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The heavy downpour led to severe waterlogging in parts of Chennai and neighbouring areas. Several areas of Chennai were left inundated due to heavy rainfall. The rainwater accumulated to the extent that the vehicles were completely submerged in water. The Heavy spell of rain throughout the night has caused waterlogging in the state due to which traffic jams were witnessed in several parts of the city.
Earlier, the Chennai airport announced the suspend ion of departures and arrivals due to severe weather conditions till 11 pm today.
As many as 70 flights arriving to and departing from the airport were cancelled owing to non-stop rains. Around 33 flights from Chennai were diverted to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) on Monday, as heavy rains continued to pound. According to officials of Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) that operates KIA, both domestic as well as international flights including those of Indigo, SpiceJet, Etihad, Lufthansa and Gulf Air were diverted to the city from Chennai.
The southern Railways also shared an update on train cancellations and changes in pattern of train services. Eleven express trains from Chennai Central, while changes in the pattern of train services were made in 12 trains. About 5 trains were short-terminated on Monday after the water level reached the danger mark at Bridge No. 14 between Vyasarpadi and Basin Bridge owing to heavy downpours.
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