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Cyclone Michaung Highlights: Chennai schools, colleges shut today; IMD predicts heavy rains in Tamil Nadu till 9 Dec

Cyclone Michaung Highlights: Due to intense rainfall and waterlogging in Chennai, Southern Railways announced the cancellation of 15 trains on Thursday, according to officials.

Cyclone Michaung LIVE Updates: A man uses a kayak to cross a flooded street after heavy rains in Chennai on December 4, 2023. Cyclone Michuang is expected to make landfall on December 5 along the southern coast. (Photo by R__SATISH_BABU / AFP) (AFP)Premium
Cyclone Michaung LIVE Updates: A man uses a kayak to cross a flooded street after heavy rains in Chennai on December 4, 2023. Cyclone Michuang is expected to make landfall on December 5 along the southern coast. (Photo by R__SATISH_BABU / AFP) (AFP)

Cyclone Michaung Highlights: In response to severe flooding in the aftermath of Cyclone Michaung, the Tamil Nadu government has declared a holiday for all schools and colleges in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu on Thursday.

Additionally, educational institutions in six specific taluks—Pallavaram, Tambaram, Vandalur, Thiruporur, Chengalpattu, and Thirukazhukundram—will remain closed on the same day.

Meanwhile, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is set to arrive in Tamil Nadu on Thursday to assess the prevailing flood situation in the wake of Cyclone ‘Michaung’.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “To help the state Governments with the management of relief necessitated by the cyclonic storm, PM Narendra Modi directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to release in advance the central share of the 2nd instalment of SDRF of 493.60 to Andhra Pradesh and 450 crore to Tamil Nadu."

On Wednesday, Chief Minister Stalin assessed the areas impacted by Cyclone Michaung and provided essential items, including food and milk, to residents affected by the rainfall in Chennai.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his condolences to the families of individuals who lost their lives to Cyclone Michaung.


Check all the LIVE updates on Cyclone Michaung here.

08 Dec 2023, 08:25:17 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: IMD predicts heavy rains in Kerala, Tamil  Nadu till tomorrow

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: As per IMD, light to moderate rainfall at some places with isolated thunderstorm & lightning very likely over Kerala & Mahe during next four days and over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Lakshadweep during next two days.

Isolated heavy rainfall also very likely over Kerala and Tamil Nadu on 8th & 9th December and over Lakshadweep on 8th December.

08 Dec 2023, 07:53:05 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Rain predictions for today in Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: As per IMD Chennai, Heavy rain is likely to occur at one or two places over Nilgiris and Ghat areas of Coimbatore districts. while Thunderstorm and lightning is likely to occur at one or two places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal area till 9 Dec. 

08 Dec 2023, 07:49:06 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: 9,000 officials from other districts deployed for relief work in Chennai

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Briefing about the restoration work that is underway in Chennai after cyclone Michaung hit the city, Tamil Nadu chief secretary Shiv Das Meena on Thursday said that 9,000 officials from other districts are deployed for the relief work.

"Work on water stagnation at 343 places is underway. Food packets are being distributed in the flood-affected areas. Other district workers like medical staff, fire service staff, EN staff, etc., have been called to work in Chennai for restoration. A total of 9,000 officials from other districts are also deployed for the relief work in Chennai," Meena said.

08 Dec 2023, 07:48:05 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chennai schools, colleges to remain shut today

The Tamil Nadu government announced that schools and colleges in the Chennai district will remain closed today, December 8, as relief works are underway in rain-affected areas. Chennai has been receiving incessant rainfall over the few days in the wake of Cyclone Michaung. The city has been witnessing “major flood" situations, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said

08 Dec 2023, 06:30:27 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: ‘Climate change is real’: Ravichandran Ashwin wades into Chennai's flooding woes

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Indian spinning ace Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday waded into the ongoing flood situation in his native Chennai and also shared a video clip carrying a message on climate change on his social media handle.

Taking to his official handle on X, Ashwin shared a clip where a man is heard voicing concerns over the rampant littering of Chennai's beaches with plastic.

"Every second day you get to hear that the plastic in the ocean is killing so many dolphins, so many turtles... Do those, who throw plastic on the beach, want to kill those creatures? No. They do it because they can do it. That's it. And what environmental buffer zone are you talking about?" the man in the video is heard saying.

The star India tweaker tagged the video on his X handle with a message that said "climate change is real". He also urged people to wake up before it is too late.

08 Dec 2023, 06:29:19 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu IAS Officers' Association contributes a day's salary of staffers to cyclone relief

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: The Tamil Nadu IAS Officers' Association has stepped forward to bolster relief efforts in Chennai after Cyclone Michaung wreaked havoc across the state capital.

The association demonstrated its commitment to supporting the state government in the ongoing relief operations by contributing a day's salary of its members to the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund, an official release stated.

Cyclone Michaung made landfall in Tamil Nadu earlier this month, bringing with it heavy rains, strong winds, and subsequent damages to infrastructure and homes, apart from the loss of lives.

07 Dec 2023, 11:25:36 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Train services from Chennai Central, Egmore restored

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Train services from Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore, the two major terminals serving the city, have been restored from Thursday, the railways said. Barring a few changes in the pattern of services, most of the mail/express services from Chennai Central will be fully functional in all directions from Friday, Southern Railway said in a release

07 Dec 2023, 07:53:23 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: PM has directed release of ₹450 cr second instalment to TN, says Rajnath Singh

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed the Union Home Ministry to release 450 crore, the second instalment to Tamil Nadu for cyclone relief, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Thursday.

Following an aerial survey and a hi-level meeting with Chief Minister M K Stalin at the Secretariat, Singh said the first instalment of 450 crore had been released earlier to the state.

The release of two instalments to Tamil Nadu is the Centre's share in the State Disaster Response Fund.

"PM Modi is distressed by the loss of lives in TN due to rains, flood," he said.

07 Dec 2023, 06:57:17 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Lake Puzhal fence wall weakens due to cyclone Michaung

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: In the aftermath of cyclone Michaung, Lake Puzhal and other reservoirs in Chennai have reached their full capacity.

Water Resources Minister Durai Murugan and Commercial Tax and Registration Minister P Moorthy inspected the Puzhlal Lake in Thiruvallur District on Thursday morning and said that there is nothing to worry about after the inspection.

While speaking with the press, Durai Murugan said, "Take Puzhal, Chembarambakkam or any other reservoirs; those are just built to manage only moderate rainfall. But historically, after 47 years, no one expected this strong cyclone. However, officials took care of everything to mitigate the damage. The inflow of water was very huge and we could only release a small amount of water. The water level should be one and a half feet less than the actual capacity; we have told officials to maintain this. Everything is safe and there is nothing to worry about. There won't be any danger to Puzhal Lake and the residents."

07 Dec 2023, 04:49:44 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: PM Modi asks MHA to release in advance Centre's contribution to SDRF to AP, TN

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to release in advance the second instalment of the Centre's contribution to the SDRF of 493.60 crore to Andhra Pradesh and 450 crore to Tamil Nadu in view of the floods caused by cyclone Michaung, Union Minister Amit Shah said.

In a post on X, Shah said the prime minister has also approved the first urban flood mitigation project of 561.29 crore for 'Integrated Urban Flood Management activities for Chennai Basin Project' under the National Disaster Mitigation Fund (NDMF), which also includes central assistance of 500 crore.

The severe cyclonic storm Michaung has affected Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Though the extent of damage is varied, many areas of these states have been inundated, affecting standing crops, the minister said.

"To help the state governments with the management of relief necessitated by the cyclonic storm, PM @narendramodi Ji directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to release in advance the central share of the 2nd instalment of SDRF (State Disaster Response Fund) of 493.60 crore to Andhra Pradesh and 450 crore to Tamil Nadu," he said.

07 Dec 2023, 03:49:36 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Natco Pharma Chennai plant operations disrupted due to cyclone

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Natco Pharma on Thursday said operations at its Chennai-based plant have been temporarily disrupted due to cyclone-led water logging.

After following the required step process and safety measures, the factory operations have been shut down temporarily, the drug firm said in a regulatory filing.

Necessary steps are being taken to drain out the water, it added.

After careful evaluation and following all the regulatory procedures, the operations would be commenced at the earliest, the firm said.

07 Dec 2023, 03:29:08 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Centre approves 1st urban flood mitigation project of ₹561.29 cr for Chennai Basin project

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: The Central government has approved the first urban flood mitigation project of 561.29 crore for 'Integrated Urban Flood Management' activities for the Chennai Basin project, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday.

Shah made it clear in one of his posts on 'X' stating, "This mitigation project will help make Chennai flood-resilient."

He also pointed out that it is the "first in a series of urban flood mitigation efforts and will help develop a broader framework for urban flood management."

07 Dec 2023, 02:54:03 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Rajnath Singh conducts aerial survey of Cyclone Michaung-affected areas of Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh conducted an aerial survey of cyclone Michaung affected areas of Tamil Nadu on Thursday and held discussions with Chief Minister MK Stalin to assess the damage.

National Disaster Management Authority, Police, Navy and other authorities were also present of the meeting between the Union Minister and the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister after the ariel survey.During the meeting the Defence Minister was briefed on the cyclone, the damage caused and the relief needed from the Centre.

Earlier in the day, the Defence Minister took to X to post, "Leaving New Delhi for Chennai to assess the flood situation caused due to 'Michaung' Cyclone in Tamil Nadu. Shall conduct an aerial survey of the affected areas and also review the situation with the State Government."

07 Dec 2023, 02:44:20 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Indian Navy rescues stranded people in Chennai

Indian Navy rescued more than 700 people in Chennai as Cyclone Michaung caused a flood in several Tamil Nadu districts this week. The Indian Air Force (IAF) continued to provide relief materials in the affected areas across Chennai on Thursday morning. IAF's helicopter was seen dropping relief packages in different areas on Thursday morning.

07 Dec 2023, 02:28:38 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chennai police rescues children, women

Children and women were rescued from Ram Nagar 11th street, Madipakkam by Chennai Police on Thursday as flood hits the city.

07 Dec 2023, 02:23:49 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Centre releases ₹450 crore for Tamil Nadu

The Central government has released in advance its share of the second instalment of the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) of 450 crore to Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

Tamil Nadu's capital Chennai remained waterlogged due to the incessant downpour, with over 61,000 people seeking refuge in government-run shelters.

07 Dec 2023, 02:08:39 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Centre releases ₹493.60 cr disaster relief for Andhra Pradesh

The Central government has released in advance its share of the second instalment of the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) of 493.60 crore to Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.

Cyclone Michaung made landfall on the Andhra Pradesh coast near Bapatla on Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by intense rain and wind speeds up to 100 kmph, causing widespread devastation and affecting more than two crore people. The storm has claimed over a dozen lives so far. Thousands of ground-floor homes and vehicles remained submerged.

07 Dec 2023, 02:03:28 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chennai's residential areas remain waterlogged

Drone images showed that residential areas in the Madipakkam area of Guberan Nagar in Chennai remain waterlogged.

07 Dec 2023, 01:50:52 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Rajnath Singh and CM Stalin hold meeting on floods in Tamil Nadu

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin hold a meeting with officials to review situation situation caused due to cyclone Michuang.

07 Dec 2023, 01:43:44 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Defence Minister conducts aerial survey of Tamil Nadu

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday undertook an aerial survey of flood hit northern Tamil Nadu and held discussions with Chief Minister M K Stalin over the extent of damage due to the cyclone Michaung.

Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengelpet and Tiruvallur in northern Tamil Nadu were hit by the cyclone and heavy inundation.

07 Dec 2023, 01:37:52 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Change in pattern of train services

Train no. 12164 Dr MGR Chennai Central to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express will originate from Tirutanni at 7:40 pm

Train no. 20643 Dr MGR Chennai Central to Coimbatore Express will originate from Chennai Beach at 2:15 pm on Thursday.

07 Dec 2023, 01:22:10 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: Southern  Railway informs about cancellation of trains

  • Train no. 12603 Dr MGR Chennai Central-Hyderabad Superfast Express is fully cancelled today
  • Train no. 22651 Dr MGR Chennai Central-Palakkad Express is also cancelled
  • Train no. 12601 Dr MGR Chennai Central -Mangaluru Central Mail cancelled

07 Dec 2023, 01:01:16 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: PM Modi approves Rs. 561.29 crore urban flood mitigation project for Chennai

Union Home Minister Amit Shah in a post on X said that PM Modi approved Rs. 561.29 crore urban flood mitigation project for Chennai. 

“Chennai is facing major floods, the third such occurring in the last eight years. We are witnessing more instances of metropolitan cities receiving excessive rainfall, leading to sudden flooding. Guided by a pro-active approach, PM Narendra Modi has approved the first urban flood mitigation project of Rs. 561.29 crore for ‘Integrated Urban Flood Management activities for Chennai Basin Project’ under the National Disaster Mitigation Fund (NDMF), which also includes Central assistance of Rs. 500 crore," Union Home Minister Amit Shah said.

“This mitigation project will help make Chennai flood-resilient. This is the first in a series of urban flood mitigation efforts and will help develop a broader framework for urban flood management," he further added.

07 Dec 2023, 12:57:59 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu gets advance instalment from SDRF

Amit Shah tweeted, “Severe cyclonic storm Michaung has affected Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Though the extent of damage is varied, many areas of these states are inundated, thus affecting standing crops."

He added, “To help the state Governments with the management of relief necessitated by the cyclonic storm, PM Narendra Modi Ji directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to release in advance the central share of the 2nd instalment of SDRF of 493.60 to Andhra Pradesh and 450 crore to Tamil Nadu."

“The centre had already released the 1st instalment of the same amount to both States. I pray for the safety and well-being of all those affected. We stand with them in this crucial hour and will ensure the situation normalizes at the earliest," he added. 

07 Dec 2023, 12:49:07 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: Waterlogging in several parts of Chennai after cyclone-triggered rainfall in city

07 Dec 2023, 12:32:11 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: IAF air-drops 2300 kg relief material in flood-affected areas of Chennai

As Chennai grappled with the aftermath of Cyclone Michaung, the Indian Air Force continued relief operations in the city until sunset on Wednesday.

During the operations, IAF dropped a total of 2,300 kg of relief material in the flood-affected areas.

The IAF was working in liaison with the Tamil Nadu government while the relief materials were being provided by various agencies in the state.

In the early hours of Wednesday, four Chetak helicopters of the IAF carried out air drops in South Chennai from Medavakkam to Puzhudivakkam metro station, covering 8 locations, and in North Chennai from Manali Petro Chemicals through the inner ring road. They dropped Manali fertilisers to Nappalayam at 8 locations. (ANI)

07 Dec 2023, 12:26:19 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin distributes flood relief material and food among affected people

07 Dec 2023, 12:15:01 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: Sithathipuram step dam is overflowing near Sholavandan, Madurai district due to rainfall| WATCH

07 Dec 2023, 11:55:11 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: Southern Railway cancels 15 train services today amid Chennai rains

As many as 15 trains were cancelled by Southern Railways on Thursday amid heavy rainfall and water logging in Chennai, officials informed.

The railway authorities announced the cancellation of several train services scheduled for December 7, Thursday, including the Chennai Egmore-Tirunelveli Vande Bharat Special and Tirunelveli-Chennai Egmore Vande Bharat Special. (ANI)

07 Dec 2023, 11:38:54 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: IAF helicopter drops relief materials in the Madipakkam area of rain-affected Chennai| WATCH

07 Dec 2023, 11:22:06 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: Rains disrupt normal life in Jharkhand

Intermittent rains continued to disrupt normal life in Jharkhand on Thursday, officials said.

Light to moderate rains since Tuesday evening have brought down the state's day temperature, they said.

Ranchi on Wednesday recorded a maximum temperature of 18.4 degrees Celsius, 6.8 notches below the normal. Jamshedpur and Daltonganj recorded a maximum of 23.2 and 20.6 degrees Celsius, respectively, both below the normal.

"The decline in day temperature may continue for the next 24 hours. Thereafter, it may increase gradually, as the impact of the cyclone would reduce after Friday," Ranchi Meteorological Centre in-charge Abhishek Anand told PTI. (PTI)

07 Dec 2023, 10:57:33 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: Chennai continues to reel under waterlogging

Several areas in Chennai continued to reel under severe waterlogging conditions on Thursday caused due to heavy rainfall in the region following Cyclone Michaung's landfall two days ago.

Various parts of the city including a petrol pump at Pallikaranai area, Jerusalem College of Engineering remained inundated after heavy rainfall.

The waterfalls at the Kodaikanal Hills in Dindigul district also swelled and overflowing due to heavy rainfall the region. (ANI)

07 Dec 2023, 10:39:46 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: Dense fog envelopes Tamil Nadu's Tiruvallur| WATCH

07 Dec 2023, 10:22:30 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh leaves for Chennai to assess the flood situation

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh leaves for Chennai to assess the flood situation caused by to Michaung Cyclone in Tamil Nadu. He will conduct an aerial survey of the affected areas and also review the situation with the State Government.

07 Dec 2023, 10:06:32 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: Several parts of Chennai city continue to remain flooded, following rainfall

07 Dec 2023, 09:50:56 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: Heavy rain likely in Chhattisgarh, AP, Odisha | Top 10 updates

Two days after facing the fury of Cyclone Michaung, many parts of Chennai continued to reel under severe flooding, water-logging, and power outage. To assess the flood situation in the state, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Tamil Nadu on Thursday. He is also scheduled to hold a meeting with Chief Minister MK Stalin.

Despite weakening into a well-marked low-pressure area, Cyclone Michaung is expected to cause heavy rainfall at isolated places in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and North Andhra Pradesh for the next 10-12 hours, according to IMD. Read the complete story here.

07 Dec 2023, 09:40:51 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung Live: A petrol pump in Pallikaranai area remains inundated as Chennai city continues to reel under massive waterlogging| WATCH

A petrol pump in Pallikaranai area remains inundated and deserted as Chennai city continues to reel under massive waterlogging, facing a flood-like situation.

07 Dec 2023, 09:19:07 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE Updates: Waterfalls at Kodaikanal Hills in Dindigul district swell due to recent rainfalls| WATCH

The waterfalls at the Kodaikanal Hills in Dindigul district swell due to recent rainfalls in Tamil Nadu.

07 Dec 2023, 09:12:24 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE Updates: Visuals of cars submerged in stagnated rainwater in Chennai.

Visuals of cars submerged in stagnated rainwater in Chennai.

07 Dec 2023, 08:56:40 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE Updates: Actor Vijay requests his fans to extend help to the needy

The floods caused by cyclone Michaung in several parts of Tamil Nadu have disrupted daily life, resulting in casualties and damage to properties. Amid the difficult situation, actor Vijay requested the members of his fan club "Vijay Makkal Iyakkam" to join hands with government officials in flood relief work.

Taking to Instagram, he penned a note in Tamil.

"Due to the heavy rains of Cyclone Michuang in Chennai and its suburbs, the public including children, women and the elderly are suffering a lot. There are reports that thousands of people are suffering without water and food and without adequate basic facilities. There are still many voices on social media asking for help to rescue from the flooded area," he said. (ANI)

07 Dec 2023, 08:41:21 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE Updates: Cyclone Michaung effect: Heavy rain likely in Chhattisgarh, AP, Odisha | Top 10 updates

Two days after facing the fury of Cyclone Michaung, many parts of Chennai continued to reel under severe flooding, water-logging, and power outages. To assess the flood situation in the state, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Tamil Nadu on Thursday. He is also scheduled to hold a meeting with Chief Minister MK Stalin.

Despite weakening into a well-marked low-pressure area, Cyclone Michaung is expected to cause heavy rainfall at isolated places in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and North Andhra Pradesh for the next 10-12 hours, according to IMD.

South Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu will not receive any more rain due to the cyclone. However, several districts continue to grapple with its aftermath. Here are the top updates on the Michaung cyclone. Read the story here.

07 Dec 2023, 08:31:39 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Defence minister Rajnath Singh to visit Tamil Nadu today. 10 Updates

The Tamil Nadu government has declared a holiday for schools and colleges in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu on Thursday due to severe flooding caused by Cyclone Michaung.

Here are the latest updates.

As reported by ANI, educational institutions in six taluks, namely Pallavaram, Tambaram, Vandalur, Thiruporur, Chengalpattu, and Thirukazhukundram, will be closed. In the Kundrathur and Sriperumbudur blocks of Kancheepuram, schools and colleges will also remain shut on Thursday. Despite the announced closures in certain areas, schools and colleges in Walajabad and Utiramerur will operate as usual.

Additionally, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit Tamil Nadu on Thursday to evaluate the current flood situation following Cyclone Michaung. During his aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in Tamil Nadu, Singh will be joined by Thangam Thennarasu, the state Finance Minister, and the chief secretary.

Additionally, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, L Murugan, is set to accompany the Defence Minister during the same aerial survey. Read the complete story here.

07 Dec 2023, 08:14:38 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Heavy rain due to Cyclone Michong submerges fields in Andhra Pradesh

The continuous rainfall caused by Cyclone Michong has led to the uprooting of numerous banana fields in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh.

Also, Cyclone Michong's effects have resulted in the flooding of rice fields and extensive waterlogging on roads across the region.

Prakasam : Uprooted trees following the landfall of Cyclone Michaung, in Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_06_2023_000343B)
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Prakasam : Uprooted trees following the landfall of Cyclone Michaung, in Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_06_2023_000343B) (PTI)
07 Dec 2023, 08:03:29 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Visuals of inundated roads in Pulianthope, Chennai

Visuals of inundated roads in Pulianthope, Chennai where power cut has continued for a third consecutive day today.

07 Dec 2023, 07:55:51 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu CM distributes food and relief materials to people| WATCH

Tamil Nadu CM distributes food and relief materials to people affected by the cyclone.

07 Dec 2023, 07:46:15 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chennai people staged protest demanding restoration of electricity supply

07 Dec 2023, 07:39:28 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Soldiers continue to provide basic amenities to the affected people

“As the rain stops multiple families stranded in Flood Water specially elderlies, pregnant ladies,infants and their parents #Soldiers continue to provide basic amenities water,food into the deepest corners day or night," tweeted the Southern Command. 

07 Dec 2023, 07:38:05 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: IAF air-drops 2300 kg relief material in flood-affected areas of Chennai

As Chennai grappled with the aftermath of Cyclone Michaung, the Indian Air Force continued relief operations in the city until sunset on Wednesday.

During the operations, IAF dropped a total of 2,300 kg of relief material in the flood-affected areas.

The IAF was working in liaison with the Tamil Nadu government while the relief materials were being provided by various agencies in the state.

In the early hours of Wednesday, four Chetak helicopters of the IAF carried out air drops in South Chennai from Medavakkam to Puzhudivakkam metro station, covering 8 locations, and in North Chennai from Manali Petro Chemicals through the inner ring road. They dropped Manali fertilisers to Nappalayam at 8 locations. (ANI)

07 Dec 2023, 07:27:54 AM IST

Southern Railway cancels 15 train services today amid Chennai rains

As many as 15 trains were cancelled by Southern Railways on Thursday amid heavy rainfall and water logging in Chennai, officials informed.

The railway authorities announced the cancellation of several train services scheduled for December 7, Thursday, including the Chennai Egmore-Tirunelveli Vande Bharat Special and Tirunelveli-Chennai Egmore Vande Bharat Special.

Passengers were advised to take note of the affected trains and plan their journeys accordingly.

The cancelled trains include Dr MGR Central - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Adaman Express, Dr MGR Central - Vijayawada Vande Bharat Express, Dr MGR Central - Mysuru Vande Bharat Express, Dr MGR Central - Mysuru Shatabdi Express, Dr MGR Central - Coimbatore Kovai Express, Dr MGR Central - KSR Bengaluru Brindavan Express, Dr MGR Central - Tirupati Express, Tirupati - Dr MGR Central Express, Dr MGR Central - Tirupati Express, Tirupati - Dr MGR Central Express, Dr MGR Central - Coimbatore Shatabdi Express, Dr MGR Central - Vijayawada Jan Shatabdi Express, Dr MGR Central - KSR Bengaluru Double Decker Express, Chennai Egmore - Tirunelveli Vande Bharat Special and Tirunelveli - Chennai Egmore Vande Bharat Special, the officials stated through a release.

The authorities further informed that the suburban trains in Chennai Central-Arakkonam, Chennai Beach-Chengalpattu and Chintadripet -Velachery (MRTS) sections would run as per their scheduled timings. (ANI)

07 Dec 2023, 07:21:55 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Schools, colleges closed across 4 Tamil Nadu districts today

The Tamil Nadu government has declared a holiday for schools and colleges in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu on Thursday due to severe flooding caused by Cyclone Michaung.

As reported by ANI, educational institutions in six taluks, namely Pallavaram, Tambaram, Vandalur, Thiruporur, Chengalpattu, and Thirukazhukundram, will be closed.

In the Kundrathur and Sriperumbudur blocks of Kancheepuram, schools and colleges will also remain shut on Thursday. Despite the announced closures in certain areas, schools and colleges in Walajabad and Utiramerur will operate as usual. Read the story here.

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