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Cyclone Michaung Highlights: Rajnath Singh to visit Tamil Nadu today to assess the damage due to flood

Cyclone Michaung Highlights: Cyclone Michaung has weakened into a deep depression over central coastal Andhra Pradesh. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday will visit Tamil Nadu to take stock of the damage caused due to flood

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: A man at his house, flooded after heavy rainfall owing to Cyclone Michaung, in Chennai, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI)Premium
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: A man at his house, flooded after heavy rainfall owing to Cyclone Michaung, in Chennai, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Cyclone Michaung Highlights: Cyclone Michaung has weakened into a depression over northeast Telangana, the India Meteorological Department informed on Wednesday.

“Deep Depression (Remnant of Cyclonic Storm “MICHAUNG", pronounced as MIGJAUM) weakened into a Depression over Northeast Telangana," IMD wrote on X.

The cyclone weakened into a well-marked low-pressure area on Wednesday. Despite reduction in its impact, some parts of states like Andhra PRadesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha continued to receive heavy rainfall on Wednesday.  Several districts of Tamil Nadu continue to suffer from the flood and water-logging due to heavy rain caused by the cyclone. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on Thursday, will visit Tamil Nadu to take stock of the damage caused in the state. He will also meet TN CM MK Stalin.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a post on X, “My thoughts are with the families of those who have lost their loved ones due to Cyclone Michaung, especially in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry. My prayers are with those injured or affected in the wake of this cyclone. Authorities have been working tirelessly on the ground to assist those affected and will continue their work till the situation fully normalises."

On Tuesday, Cyclone Michaung hit land, causing continuous heavy rainfall in Chennai. Despite the reduced intensity from Monday, the downpour persisted, bringing the state capital to a halt.

The storm-induced floods disrupted daily life, leading to casualties and damage to properties.

On Tuesday, the Greater Chennai police announced in a statement that 17 individuals lost their lives in different incidents as a result of the floods caused by the cyclone in the city.

 

Catch all the LIVE Updates on Cyclone Michaung here

05 Dec 2023, 07:45:25 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: iPhone maker Foxconn resumes operations in Chennai

Taiwan's Foxconn resumed operations on Tuesday at its Indian facility that makes Apple iPhones following weather disruptions, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Foxconn and Pegatron had on Monday halted production of iPhones at their factories near Chennai because of heavy rain as a severe cyclone neared, Reuters had reported.

Foxconn declined to a request for comment, while Apple did not respond.

-Reuters

05 Dec 2023, 07:24:46 PM IST

VIDEO | Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Roads in Chennai's Pallikaranai area inundated

Roads in Chennai's Pallikaranai area inundated due to heavy rainfall owing to Cyclone Michaung

05 Dec 2023, 06:52:47 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu seeks ₹5,000 cr central assistance as rains wreak havoc in Chennai

The DMK on Tuesday demanded an immediate central assistance of 5,000 crore to provide relief to the people and rebuild infrastructure in Chennai and nearby districts hit by incessant rains caused by cyclone Michaung. The demand was made by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP and Parliamentary party leader T R Baalu in Lok Sabha and Tiruchi Siva in Rajya Sabha.

05 Dec 2023, 06:17:56 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Aamir Khan rescued in Chennai after being stranded for hours

Vishnu Vishal has taken to his social media handles to reveal that he has been rescued from the flood in Chennai caused by Cyclone Michaung. He shared two pictures where boats were deployed to rescue the passengers. In the pictures, Aamir Khan can also be seen. Vishnu Vishal's wife, badminton player Jwala Gutta, can also be spotted.

05 Dec 2023, 06:11:20 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: IMD informs the tropical storm's landfall process is completed

The scs “michaung" over south coastal AP moved northwards during past 06 hours. The latest observation indicates that the lanfall process is completed. It lay centered at 1530 hours ist of today over south coastal AP, about 20 km WSW Of bapatla and 45 km NNE of Ongole.

05 Dec 2023, 06:02:13 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chennai residents complain of rampant power cut; govt says 80% power restored

While many residents in the rain affected parts of the city were grappling with poor mobile network connectivity and power cuts, the state government has said that their main focus is to bring back normalcy and that 80 per cent of power supply and 70 per cent of mobile networks have already been restored. After being pounded by cyclone Michaung the whole of Monday, Chennai witnessed some respite in terms of rains on Tuesday even as the city struggled to cope with large scale water logging, power cuts and disruption in mobile networks.

05 Dec 2023, 05:57:06 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: 200 young paddlers stranded in Vijayawada

Securing her maiden Under-11 National Ranking title in Vijayawada brought joy and pain in equal measure for young Bengal paddler Sreosree Chakraborty, who is now stuck along with 300 others because of Cyclone Michaung, which has wreaked havoc on India's east coast.

Cyclone Michaung made landfall in Bapatla, a coastal district of Andhra Pradesh, bringing heavy rainfall in Vijayawada, about 80km away, where the National Ranking TT tournament concluded on Monday.

A Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) official told PTI on Tuesday that there are about 200 players in the age group of U-11 to U-19 stuck along with their family members.

05 Dec 2023, 05:45:54 PM IST

VIDEO | Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Rainwater stagnated in several parts of Chennai

Visuals of rainwater stagnation in a residential colony of Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

05 Dec 2023, 05:42:41 PM IST

VIDEO | Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Several areas in Chennai remain water-logged

Several areas in Chennai remain waterlogged after Cyclone Michaung-triggered heavy rainfall in the region. Visuals from Tharamani area.

05 Dec 2023, 05:37:07 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Heavy rainfall, gusty winds and hailstorms predicted over India

IMD says heavy rainfall, gusty winds and hailstorms have been forecasted over various parts of India in the coming days. Agromet advisories and best practices should be followed to stay safe and protect your crops.

05 Dec 2023, 05:30:15 PM IST

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

A total of 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 hurtling down India's eastern coast on Tuesday, a senior officer said.

Fourteen National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu (five in Chennai), 11 in Andhra Pradesh, one in Telangana and three in Puducherry.

05 Dec 2023, 05:05:20 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu MP says over 400 shelters prepared

DMK MP Kanimozhi on Tuesday said that over 400 shelters have been prepared to move people affected by Cyclone Michaung.

“In the last 2 days, we had more than 33 centimetres of rainfall which is much more than what we had in 2015, but because the govt was prepared many people have been evacuated and moved to shelters. Around 411 shelters have been already prepared. Water has also been pumped out of most of the areas and power has also been restored in more than 60-70 per cent of the houses," she added.

05 Dec 2023, 05:04:14 PM IST

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

Opposition MPs on Tuesday appealed to the Central government to provide all possible help to the Tamil Nadu government in tackling the situation arising due to cyclone Michaung.

Heavy rains due to the cyclone wreaked havoc in Chennai and its suburbs on Monday, leaving 12 people dead.

Congress’ Mavelikkara MP Kodikunnil Suresh said the Centre must provide all the assistance to Tamil Nadu for tackling the impact of the cyclone.

He also appealed to the BJP-led government to refrain from indulging in politics to "divert" the issue.

“The Central government should give all the assistance for tackling the cyclone issue in Tamil Nadu. Chennai is worst affected," he said.

“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," he added.

05 Dec 2023, 04:55:55 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Landfall process ends after 3 hours

Cyclone Michaung's landfall phenomenon lasted around three hours. At many places in the affected districts of the southern state, Michaung left a trail of inundation, eroded roads, overflowing canals, swollen streams and ponds, including submerging thousands of acres of fields of crops in the agrarian state.

05 Dec 2023, 04:18:21 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tropical storm likely to weaken in next 2 hours

The IMD further noted, “It lay over south coastal Andhra Pradesh near latitude 15.8N and long 80.3E, about 15 km southwest of Bapatla and 40 km northeast of http://Ongole.It is likely to move nearly northwards and weaken into a Cyclonic Storm during next 2 hours."

05 Dec 2023, 04:14:25 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tropical storm crosses Andhra Pradesh coast

The IMD shared an update and said, “The Severe Cyclonic Storm Michaung crossed south Andhra Pradesh coast close to south of Bapatla during 1230 to 1430 hours IST 5 Dec Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 90-100 http://kmph.At 1430 hrs IST"

05 Dec 2023, 04:11:42 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: ‘Cyclonic storm has affected the normal life of people’ Tamil Nadu DMK MP

"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," says DMK MP NR Elango.

05 Dec 2023, 03:58:25 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Death toll rises to 12

A dozen people lost their lives in various rain-related incidents in and around the city while personnel on fishing boats and farm tractors were engaged in rescuing stranded people on Tuesday. The city and adjoining districts faced relentless rains on Monday as the severe cyclonic storm Michaung loomed over the north coastal areas of Tamil Nadu. Eleven others, who sustained injuries in rain-related incidents, were receiving treatment in various hospitals, officials said.

05 Dec 2023, 03:56:47 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre shares update

Director of Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre, Sunanda predicts heavy to very heavy isolated extremely heavy rainfall is expected in the southeast region of India- Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh. 

05 Dec 2023, 03:54:45 PM IST

VIDEO | Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Drone shoit of flooded Guduvancheri Mahalaxmi Nagar area

Drone shot shows waterlogging all around in Guduvancheri Mahalaxmi Nagar area of ​​Chengalpattu district of Tamil Nadu.

05 Dec 2023, 03:53:39 PM IST

VIDEO | Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chennai Police distributes food

In Tamil Nadu, Chennai Police officials were seen distributing food items to people affected by waterlogging due to heavy rainfall in the wake of Cyclone Michaung

05 Dec 2023, 03:41:11 PM IST

VIDEO | Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Strong winds in Machilipatnam

Machilipatnam witnesses strong winds and rain under the effect of Cyclone Michuang, which made landfall near Bapatla in Andhra Pradesh

05 Dec 2023, 03:40:11 PM IST

VIDEO | Cyclone Michaung LIVE: High tide waves hit Bapatla in Andhra Pradesh

05 Dec 2023, 03:37:03 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Locals in Tamil Nadu move out of their houses | VIDEO

Locals in Tamil Nadu's Chengalpattu move out of their residences as rainwater remains stagnated across the villages.

05 Dec 2023, 03:30:56 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu declares holiday for schools in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpet, Thiruvallur

The Tamil Nadu government declared holiday for schools in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpet, Thiruvallur district amid heavy rainfall, and flood-like situation in the state owing to Cyclone Michaung. 

“Due to cyclone ‘Michaung’, schools in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu will remain closed on December 6. Schools in these districts have been shut on December 4 and 5. It will also be closed tomorrow. Landfall of cyclone Michaung is expected to occur tomorrow before 1:30 pm following which it will curve and move towards land," said Mohsen Shahedi, NDRF DIG Ops said.

05 Dec 2023, 03:21:40 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Air India extends One-Time Waiver for Chennai travellers

Air India tweeted

"Important Announcement for Passengers travelling to and from Chennai: Air India has extended the one-time waiver of rescheduling/cancellation charges till 5th December 2023.

For more information, passengers are requested to contact our 24×7 Customer Contact team on these numbers: 0124 264 1407; 020-26231407; 1860 233 1407"

05 Dec 2023, 03:20:40 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Nine killed earlier in heavy rainfall, flood-like situation

Cyclone Michaung hit the southern India coast on Tuesday afternoon, after torrential rains sent tall waves crashing into coastal towns, submerging roads and killing at least nine people, including a child.

05 Dec 2023, 03:17:15 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Cyclonic storm crosses Andhra Pradesh coast

Cyclone Michaung has crossed the coast south of Bapatla in Andhra Pradesh with a windspeed of 90-100 kmph, gusting to 110 kmph. The landfall process will be completed during the next 2 hours, the IMD informed

05 Dec 2023, 03:06:49 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Abhishek Bachchan sends out prayers for people affected

Actor Abhishek Bachchan on Tuesday sent out prayers for people affected by Cyclone Michaung in Chennai.

Taking to Instagram, Abhishek wrote on his stories, "Stay safe Chennai," followed by joined hand emoticons.

Public life was severely affected in the capital city of Tamil Nadu as heavy rains lashed several parts of the city. Several areas, including Wallajah Road, Mount Road, Anna Salai, Chepauk, outside Omandurar government multispecialty hospital and other low-lying areas, were inundated due to persistent heavy rainfall.

05 Dec 2023, 03:05:23 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Telangana govt alerts district Collectors

Telangana government on Tuesday directed the Collectors of districts where heavy rain is forecast due to severe cyclonic storm Michaung to be on alert and send a team of NDRF each to two districts. State Disaster Management department Secretary Rahul Bojja held a tele-conference with the Collectors of the districts which are expected to receive heavy rain.

05 Dec 2023, 02:58:43 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Landfall process to be completed in next 2 hours

The Severe Cyclonic Storm “Michaung" (pronounced as Migjaum) 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, 2023 over Andhra Pradesh coast near latitude 15.65°N and longitude 80.25°E close to south of Bapatla, about 30 km southwest 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.

05 Dec 2023, 02:45:48 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: IMD issues orange alert in Odisha for 5 December

Orange alert of rain!

There is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Odisha on December 5, IMD informed. 

05 Dec 2023, 02:38:16 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: IMD issues red alert in Telangana for 5 December

Telangana is likely to get extremely heavy rainfall on 5 December owing to Cyclone Michaung

05 Dec 2023, 02:24:51 PM IST

'Landfall process begins, storm to hit Andhra's Bapatla in next 2 hours,' says IMD

“Cyclone Michaung will hit near Bapatla on the Andhra Pradesh coast in the next two hours. The landfall process has already started. The wind speed will be 90-100kmph. Extremely heavy rainfall to continue in AP today. By morning, it will weaken into a Depression," said Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General, IMD.

05 Dec 2023, 02:18:51 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: ‘64 villages are more prone to impact,’ says District Collector of Krishna, Raja Babu

On preparations ahead of the landfall of #CycloneMichaung, District Collector of Krishna, Raja Babu says, " ...The govt has instructed us to take all the measures, we have identified, the areas that are likely to be impacted by the storm...we have shifted the people from such places to relief camps...64 villages are more prone to the impact...as of now 3000 people have been shifted to relief camps and we have deployed SDRF and Police personnel in advance..."

05 Dec 2023, 01:56:45 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: All 5 major dams in Tirupati flow at full capacity due to incessant rainfall| WATCH

05 Dec 2023, 01:41:20 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung: Chennai airport resumes all arrival and departure operations

Cyclone Michaung: Following the rainfall due to the Cyclone Michaung, the Chennai International Airport Authority has declared the airfield open for all arrival and departure operations on Tuesday.

This timely announcement comes as a relief to travellers and the aviation community, as they can now resume their journeys without hindrance. Read the complete story here.

05 Dec 2023, 01:30:43 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: 'Distressed,' says Rahul Gandhi on Cyclone Michaung, urges Congress workers to help

As Cyclone Michaung continues to wreak havoc in Tamil Nadu and Chennai city faces massive waterlogging, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said that he was depressed by it and urged Congress leaders and workers in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha to come forward to help.

"Distressed by the news of the destruction and deaths caused by Cyclone Michaung in Tamil Nadu. My heartfelt condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. As the cyclone advances, I urge Congress leaders and workers of TN, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, to extend all possible support to their govt's relief and rescue efforts," Gandhi said speaking to ANI on Monday.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge said that all state governments should receive every possible assistance from the Union government in this hour of need. (ANI)

05 Dec 2023, 01:15:49 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu seeks ₹5,000-crore Central assistance for flood-ravaged Chennai: DMK MP Tiruchi Siva

An interim Central assistance of 5,000 crore has been sought by the Tamil Nadu government to provide relief to people and rebuild infrastructure damaged by incessant rains in Chennai and some other districts of the state.

Raising the issue through a zero-hour mention in the Rajya Sabha, Tiruchi Siva, a leader of the DMK which rules the state, said heavy rains due to severe Cyclone Michaung have submerged Chennai and other districts.

At least nine people, including a child, were killed in the flooding and the havoc caused hours before the cyclone was due to make landfall. Cars were swept and airport operations shut down as the streets of Chennai got inundated. (PTI)

05 Dec 2023, 12:59:52 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: AIADMK targets DMK while Congress supports its ally

With the waves of Severe Cyclonic storm 'Michaung' sweeping across Tamil Nadu, killing 8 people, Congress supported its Tamil Nadu ally Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party while the opposition targeted the state government.

DMK MP M Shanmugam said "This is the first time within a day 50 cm of rainfall has occurred (in Chennai). Rescue activities are underway. A meeting will be held tomorrow and today evening he (CM) will tell about it."

Congress MP Manickam Tagore said that it is a very bad situation in Chennai and the state government and Municipal Corporation have done their work. (ANI)

05 Dec 2023, 12:40:40 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Waterlogging in parts of Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh following heavy rainfall in region

05 Dec 2023, 12:27:56 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Houses and streets submerged and trees uprooted

05 Dec 2023, 12:26:33 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Michaung to make landfall in four hours, over 9000 people evacuated in coastal Andhra Pradesh

About 9,450 people were evacuated to safety as severe cyclonic storm Michaung is expected to make landfall close to Bapatla in south Andhra Pradesh coast within the next four hours.

As per the IMD, during landfall, Michaung is expected to bring gales with speeds of 90 – 100 km per hour, gusting up to 110 kmph. The weather system over the west-central Bay of Bengal, running along and off the south Andhra Pradesh coast, is likely to move nearly northwards, parallel and close to the south Andhra Pradesh coast, Met Department said. (PTI)

05 Dec 2023, 12:15:34 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Several parts of Chennai witness severe waterlogging due to incessant rainfall

05 Dec 2023, 12:10:09 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: ‘Damages are less compared to previous times,’ says Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin| WATCH

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin says, "Even after receiving heavy rains, the damages are less compared to previous times. The rains received during Cyclone Michaung exceeded the rain we received in 2015. In 2015, the floods were manmade due to the release of water from Chembarambakkam Lake but now it is a natural flood. Chennai escaped because of our Storm water drain projects"

05 Dec 2023, 11:51:48 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu received isolated ‘Very Heavy to Extremely Heavy falls’ till 08.30 hrs today: IMD

05 Dec 2023, 11:37:18 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Rainwater enters houses and leaves streets inundated| WATCH

Rainwater enters houses and leaves streets inundated as incessant rainfall in Chennai, visuals from Maduravoyal area.

05 Dec 2023, 11:21:36 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Odisha's southern districts receive more rain as cyclone 'Michaung' nears landfall

Odisha’s southern districts continued to receive light to moderate rainfall on Tuesday in the wake of severe cyclone ‘Michaung’, which is likely to make landfall between Nellore and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh in a few hours, the India Meteorological Department said.

Rainfall has been recorded in Odisha’s Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam and Gajapati districts since Monday evening, officials said.

Gajapati received 8.5 mm rainfall, followed by 8.3 mm in Koraput, 3.9 mm in Ganjam, 2.5 mm in Malkangiri and 1.5 mm in Rayagada between 5.30 pm on Monday and 8.30 am on Tuesday, the Met Department said. (PTI)

05 Dec 2023, 11:20:48 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Foxconn cancels first shift on Tuesday at Indian iPhone facility after extreme weather

Taiwan's Foxconn has cancelled the first shift on Tuesday at its Indian facility that makes Apple iPhones following weather disruptions, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Foxconn's operations in the facility near the south Indian city of Chennai were likely to resume after the first shift, the sources said. (Reuters)

05 Dec 2023, 11:05:24 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Flood-like situation persists in West Tambaram CTO colony| WATCH

Flood-like situation persists in West Tambaram CTO colony and Sasivaradhan Nagar area of Chennai, people use boats.

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