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.
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Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Indian Coast Guard undertook proactive actions to ensure timely preemptive measures
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) undertook proactive actions to ensure timely preemptive measures in response to the disaster. The Coast Guard Radar stations along the coast continously broadcasted advisories to all mariners through VHF radio, said ICG.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Heavy rain likely in Chhattisgarh, AP, Odisha | Latest updates
Cyclone Michaung updates: Two days after facing cyclone ‘Michaung’, many parts of Chennai continue reel under severe flooding, water-logging, and power cut-off. To take note of the flood situation, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Tamil Nadu on Thursday. He is also scheduled to hold a meeting with CM MK Stalin.
Despite weakening into a well-marked low-pressure area, Cyclone Michaung will continue to cause heavy rainfall at isolated places in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and North Andhra Pradesh for the next 10-12 hours, according to IMD. (Read full story)
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chennai residents continue to grapple with stagnant water, power disruption
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Residents continue to grapple with stagnant water and power disruption in parts Chennai on Wednesday. The city faced the wrath of the cyclone ‘Michaung’ two days ago and is still struggling to get back to normalcy.
The government said power was kept suspended in some areas as a "preventive measure" as the cables were under water, while asserting all efforts were being taken to restore normalcy.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Tamil Nadu tomorrow
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit to Tamil Nadu to take note of the damage caused due to flood and heavy rainfall in the state because of cyclone Michaung.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Production at ortho implants facility affected due to impact of cyclone: TTK Healthcare
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Due to the strong impact of cyclone, production at the manufacturing facility of TTK Healthcare Ltd was affected following the impact of the Michuang cyclone, the company said on Wednesday.
"..we hereby inform you that due to torrential rains, the company's manufacturing facility for Ortho Implants situated at Ambattur was totally flooded and the production activities have been disrupted from December 5", the company said in a BSE Filing.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Chhattisgarh, Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh to receive rainfall in next 12-18 hours
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: In the next 12-18 hours, rainfall will likely continue at some places in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and North Andhra Pradesh. Isolated heavy rainfall may occur from 7 cm to 11 cm. In the next 12 hours, it will move north-northeastward and further weaken.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Cyclone to move northeastward in next 12 hours
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Along with losing its intensity, the cyclone is likely to continue its path and move forwards. In the next 12 hours, the cyclone is likely to move north-northeastward and further weaken. Its impact has also decreased. said India Meteorological Department Director General Dr Mrityunjay Mohapatra.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Air Force continues to provide supplies to the affected areas in Chennai | Watch
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Amid the huge devastation caused in several districts of Tamil Nadu and other coastal states, Air Force Station, Tambaram continues to provide supplies to the affected areas in Chennai. So far, approximately 400 Kg of relief supplies have been distributed, according to Defence PRO Chennai
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Odisha Special Relief orders to asses damage caused to crops due to rains
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: In the wake of heavy rainfall in the state due to cyclone Michaung, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner has directed district collectors to immediately asses the damage caused to crops so as to facilitate crop damage assistance to farmers hit by the cyclone.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE:Cyclone Michaung weakens; no disastrous impact foreseen, says IMD
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Cyclone Michaung weakened on Wednesday. Now, there is hardly going to be any impact of the cyclone on coastal states.
“Yesterday, after its (Cyclonic Storm Michaung) landfall after 2 pm in the afternoon, it started getting weak slowly and yesterday at midnight, it went further into a deep depression. Today morning depression further weakened and today in the afternoon it further into a well-marked low-pressure area. Currently, it is centred over Northeast Telangana and adjoining south Chhattisgarh-south Interior Odisha-Coastal Andhra Pradesh'," DG IMD Mrityunjay Mobapatra told ANI.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Volkswagen India offers priority check for Michaung flood-damaged vehicles in Chennai
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: After the cyclone Michaung created havoc in many districts of Tamil Nadu, German automaker Volkswagen India on Wednesday announced to offer priority checks to flood-affected customers in Chennai. The company said necessary guidelines have been issued across dealerships ensuring adequate manpower and availability of spare parts to take up repairs.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin takes stock of impact of cyclone
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin took a stock of impact of cyclone in parts of Chennai on Wednesday. He also distributed items of basic necessities like milk, water, food, etc.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Half-yearly exams postponed in TN's Chennai, Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Due to the harsh weather post cyclone, half-yearly exams for school students were postponed in districts that were affected by cyclone the most.
Districts where exams were postponed include Chennai, Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram. However, in the rest of the districts, half-yearly exams would begin on Thursday as per the schedule, according to the statement.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Indian Air Force drops relief materials, food to affected people in Nappalayam| WATCH
Indian Air Force dropped relief materials, and food to affected people in Nappalayam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu following heavy rainfall in the region.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Three people dead after building collapse in Velachery, Chennai
Three people died after a private building collapsed in Chennai Velachery.
On the Chennai Velachery main road, a green-tech structural construction building collapsed, and three people were found trapped inside. The Tamil Nadu government, with the help of the NLC company, started to pump out the water using motor pumps.
VCK Chief and MP Thirumavalavan visited the area and inquired with officials and family members of those who were struck inside. (ANI)
'Rescued so many people only with ordinary citizens' support,' says Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai
Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai said, “ We've rescued so many people till midnight. Without having any power, just with ordinary citizens' support, BJP is doing its part...it is very unfortunate to see Chennai reeling under this kind of rain time and again. There is a systemic failure and for the past 45 years, this is the story of Chennai. Politicians keep promising but they have all failed...political will is very short-sighted, it is not long term."
He added, “We won't talk about it now but after 3-4 days from now, once the situation improves...We want people to look at alternatives now."
DMK MP TR Baalu in Lok Sabha calls upon Centre to send to team to Tamil Nadu to assess flood damage| WATCH
DMK MP TR Baalu in Lok Sabha calls upon the Centre to send to team to Tamil Nadu to assess flood damage due to the cyclone and consider declaring it a national calamity.
'Our people are facing unprecedented challenges,' MK Stalin pens PM Modi
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin penned PM Modi about the devastation caused by Cyclone Michaung. He said, “Dear Hon'ble PM Thiru Narendra Modi, in response to Cyclone Michaung's devastation, I have detailed the severe impacts on Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, and Chengalpattu in my recent letter. Our infrastructure is severely hit, impacting lakhs, and many are struggling with floodwaters."
Stalin added, “I have requested an interim relief of Rs.5060 crore for immediate restoration efforts. Additionally, we are in the process of preparing a comprehensive report to assess the need for further funds, ensuring a thorough recovery."
Our people are facing unprecedented challenges, but I am confident that, united, we will emerge stronger from this adversity, he further noted.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: 'Authorities are working tirelessly on ground to assist those affected,' says PM Modi
“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," tweeted PM Modi.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: People and dogs wade through knee-deep water in Chennai| WATCH
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Food being distributed to people who're staying in the waterlogged areas| Watch
Food is being distributed to people who are staying in the waterlogged areas.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Widespread rains in Odisha as cyclone Michaung weakens into depression
With the remnants of cyclonic storm Michaung weakening into a depression, Odisha's southern areas received moderate rainfall on Wednesday while the Gajapati district administration announced the closure of all schools due to heavy downpour, officials said.
The remnants of cyclonic storm Michaung weakened into a depression and lay centered at 5.30 AM of Wednesday at about 50 km east-northeast of Khammam, 110 km north-northwest of Gannavaram (Vijayawada) and 250 km southwest of Jagdalpur, the India Meteorological Department said.
The National Weather Agency said the system is likely to continue to move nearly northwards and weaken further into a well-marked low-pressure area during the next six hours. (PTI)
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: No power in my locality for more than 30 hours: Ashwin as Cyclone Michaung batters Chennai
Senior India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin highlighted the challenging conditions people of Chennai are braving due to Cyclone Michaung, revealing that his own locality was dealing with a power outage that extended over 30 hours.
Cyclone Michaung has wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu and neighbouring states. Chennai witnessed some respite as rain stopped on Tuesday but the Tamil Nadu state capital struggled to cope with large scale water logging, power cuts and disruption in mobile networks
"No power in my locality for more than 30 hours too. Guess that's the case in many places. Not Sure what options we have #ChennaiFloods," Ashwin posted on 'X', formerly twitter on Tuesday. (PTI)
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Maruti, Mahindra, Audi extend support to customers in cyclone-hit areas of Tamil Nadu, Andhra
Maruti Suzuki India, Mahindra & Mahindra and luxury car maker Audi have extended support to customers in cyclone and flood-affected regions of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
In a statement, Maruti Suzuki India said it has collaborated with its dealer partners and made several arrangements at its workshops.
As soon as the news about the cyclone 'Michaung' was reported, the company proactively sent out 7 lakh SMS alerts containing precautionary steps to its customers to ensure that even before the cyclone hits, customers could take precautionary measures to safeguard their cars against potential damage, it said in a statement. (ANI)
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Drone visuals of affected areas in Chennai| WATCH
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Severe waterlogging in various parts of Chennai following the rainfall
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Drone visuals of affected areas in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: TN seeks ₹5,000 crore central assistance
Tamil Nadu has sought an interim relief of ₹5,060 crore from the Centre in connection with the damage caused by Cyclone Michaung, the state government said on Wednesday
With a survey underway to assess the total damage, a detailed report will be prepared later and additional funds sought, an official release here said.
It said Chief Minister M K Stalin has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday seeking grant of interim relief of ₹5,060 crore and that the letter will be handed over to the PM by DMK MP TR Baalu. (PTI)
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin distributes relief materials to affected people| WATCH
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin distributes relief materials to affected people in Chennai following heavy rainfall in the region.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Deep depression weaken into a depression, says IMD
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Arumbakkam area of Chennai remains waterlogged following heavy rainfall| WATCH
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin writes to PM Modi; Seeks, immediate interim relief fund of ₹5060 crores
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin writes to PM Modi seeking an immediate interim relief fund of ₹5060 crores for damages post cyclone Michuang, also requests the PM to send a central team to review damages due to the cyclone in the state.
The letter will be given to PM Modi in person by DMK MP TR Baalu in Delhi. (ANI)
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Deep depression weakens into 'depression' over Northeast Telangana
"Deep Depression (Remnant of Cyclonic Storm “MICHAUNG", pronounced as MIGJAUM) weakened into a Depression over Northeast Telangana," tweeted IMD.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Six deaths reported in Greater Chennai, says Police
As of 6th December 2023, six deaths were reported in the Greater Chennai Police Limit, due to the Michaung Cyclone.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Deep depression over Andhra Pradesh, rainfall in these states
Cyclonic storm 'Michaung' has weakened into a 'deep depression' over central coastal Andhra Pradesh, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Positioned about 100 km north-northwest of Bapatla and 50 km southeast of Khammam, the cyclone is expected to lose further intensity. The Met department forecasts its transformation into a 'depression' within the next six hours, eventually downgrading into a well-marked low-pressure system within the subsequent six hours. Read the complete story here.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Indian Air Force conducts aerial survey of affected areas
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: IAF Chetak helicopters deployed for cyclone Michaung relief efforts in Chennai
As Cyclone Michaung continues to wreak havoc in Tamil Nadu, IAF Chetak helicopters have been deployed for flood relief operations in Tamil Nadu's Chennai on Tuesday.
The relief material was dropped in the general area of Adyar and close to Chennai Harbour. Two helicopters were launched in the late evening hours with relief supplies, the Indian Air Force said in a statement. (ANI)
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tornado formed in a rivulet near Annavaram Satyanarayana Swamy temple| WATCH
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu Minister Muthusamy visited Varadharajapuram village in Kanchipuram district on a tractor| WATCH
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin inspected a construction site in Velachery| watch
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Odisha remains on alert as intensity of rains likely to increase
The southern districts of Odisha were on alert on Tuesday night as the intensity of rains is likely to increase as an impact of severe cyclone Michaung that made landfall in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, officials said.
The storm made landfall in the afternoon near Bapatla between Nellore and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, with a maximum sustained wind speed of 90-100 kmph, gusting up to 110 kmph.
Light rainfall has been recorded in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam, Gajapati and Kalahandi districts of Odisha till the evening, and the intensity is likely to increase overnight, officials said. (PTI)
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Coimbatore civic body dispatches twelve 41-HP motors to Chennai for flood-relief operations
As Chennai is reeling under heavy floods due to the rains brought by cyclone Michaung, another corporation of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore, sent 12 motors with 41 HP capacity to the flood-ravaged city to flush out the waters.
The corporation has procured the motors from the city's motor manufacturers. The motors can flush out 4 lakh litres of water per hour. Coimbatore Corporation Commissioner Siva Guru Prabakarn has also left for Chennai to join the flood relief operation. The officials said that the Corporation is also taking steps to send more such motors to Chennai for flood relief operations. (ANI)
AP: Govt will purchase every grain, ensuring no farmer incurs losses due to cyclone: YSR Congress Party MLA
Ruling YSR Congress Party MLA G Srinivas Naidu conducted an inspection of rice crops in Kalavacharla village here on Tuesday which were adversely affected by the rains caused by cyclone Michoung.
During his visit, the MLA assured farmers that the Andhra Pradesh government would take responsibility for purchasing every grain and facilitating its transportation to rice mills, ensuring that no farmer incurs losses. He clarified that only the grains harvested since yesterday evening remain in the fields, and plans are underway to expedite their movement. (ANI)
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Michaung damages infrastructure in Andhra, subsides into cyclonic storm
The severe cyclonic storm Michaung, which crossed the Andhra Pradesh coast close to Bapatla on Tuesday and subsequently weakened into a cyclonic storm, left a trail of destruction in its wake.
Michaung is expected to subside into a deep depression over the next six hours, said an official.
The storm damaged 770-kilometre roads, uprooted 35 trees and killed three livestock, among others.
According to data shared by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), nearly 40 lakh people from 194 villages and two towns were affected by Michaung's impact, including the inundation of 25 villages. (PTI)
Cyclone Michaung weakens into deep depression over central coastal Andhra: IMD
Cyclone Michaung has weakened into a deep depression over central coastal Andhra Pradesh, the India Meteorological Department informed on Wednesday.
"Cyclonic Storm "MICHAUNG" weakened into a Deep Depression over Central Coastal AP. About 100 km north-northwest of Bapatla and 50 km southeast of Khammam. To weaken further into a Depression in next 06 hours and further into a WML during subsequent 06 hours," read a post on the official IMD handle on social media platform X.
As Cyclone Michaung made landfall on Tuesday, an incessant downpour lashed Chennai even as its fury from Monday ebbed significantly. The rains and the subsequent flooding from the storm brought the state capital to a standstill, disrupting normal life and also resulting in fatalities and property damage. (ANI)
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Tamil Nadu govt much more prepared to deal with heavy rain than in 2015, says Kanimozhi
DMK MP Kanimozhi on Tuesday that the Tamil Nadu government is much more prepared to deal with heavy rain triggered by cyclone Michaung than in 2015, when incessant rain caused flooding in Chennai, causing heavy loss of property and human lives.
"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," Kanimozhi told ANI.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Light rain in parts of Chhattisgarh
Raipur city and parts of Chhattisgarh received light rain due to cyclone Michaung, which crossed coastal south Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, bringing down the temperature, the Met department said.
Durg, Bilaspur, Bastar and Raipur divisions received light showers.
As per the IMD, Pendraroad recorded the lowest temperature of 16.8 degrees Celsius while Dantewada recorded the highest temperature at 26.3 degrees Celsius.
"Chhattisgarh is likely to receive light or moderate rainfall in several parts on Wednesday. Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms accompanied with strong winds are likely to occur in few places," the Met Department said.
The changed weather would lead to a considerable fall in the minimum temperature across the state, it said.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Mandal-level rapid action teams deployed in Andhra Pradesh
Eluru District Collector V. Prasanna Venkatesh on Tuesday announced the formation of rapid action teams in all Mandals across the district in response to the heightened intensity of the severe cyclonic storm 'Michaung'.
The district administration, under the leadership of Prasanna Venkatesh, has implemented stringent measures to avert any potential loss of life or property resulting from the storm.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: NLC India sends 16-member team to help flush out water from cyclone-hit areas in Chennai
State-run NLC India on Tuesday said that it has sent high-capacity pumps used in lignite mines to pump out water from inundated areas in Chennai.
Cyclone Michaung has wreaked havoc across Chennai and its neighbouring districts, inundating the city, causing disruptions in flights and trains.
"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.
Cyclone Michaung LIVE: IMD shares latest update
The SCS “Michaung" over south coastal AP moved nearly northwards during past 06 Hours. It lay centered at 1730 hours ist of today over south coastal AP about 25 km westnorthwest of bapatla and 60 km north-northeast of Ongole.
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