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Cyclone Michaung highlights: Rajnath Singh to conduct aerial survey of flood-hit areas of TN, meet CM stalin tomorrow

Cyclone Michaung highlights: The cyclone has now weakened into a ‘depression’ which is passing by northern part of Telangana.
A drone visual shows an area that is flooded after the landfall of Cyclone Michaung, in Chennai, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023.
A drone visual shows an area that is flooded after the landfall of Cyclone Michaung, in Chennai, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023.

Cyclone Michaung highlights: After wreaking havoc across several southern states of India, Cyclone Michuang has now weakened into a depression, now passing through northern Telangana. Only drizzling and light rainfall is persistent due to the cyclone, with extreme weather conditions unlikely to return. Cyclone Michaung made landfall in Andhra Pradesh's coastal areas at around 1:30 PM on Tuesday, wreaking havoc across the beaches as well as in Chennai and Puducherry. A red alert was issued by the IMD in four states - Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry - for the safety of the public, and NDRF teams were deployed in high risk areas....Read More

The heavy rainfall brought on by the cyclone claimed multiple lives in Chennai, with the Tamil Nadu government now announcing financial aid for those impacted by the rains. The TN government is also seeking assistance worth 5000 crore from the Centre to cover the damages caused by the cyclone.

There was a long-drawn power cut in many parts of Chennai after Michaung made landfall in Andhra's Bapatla coastal area. It was reported that several residential areas did not have power for over 30 hours due to the cyclone.

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Dec 6, 2023 9:50 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Rain cause damage to standing crops in Odisha

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Although the severe cyclonic storm 'Michaung' struck the neighboring Andhra Pradesh coast, its extensive rainfall caused significant damage to standing crops in southern Odisha. Consequently, the state government has requested damage assessment reports from district collectors.

The storm made landfall around 12.30 pm on Tuesday, hitting the Andhra Pradesh coast with winds reaching 100 kmph. Presently, it has weakened into a marked low-pressure area. The system is expected to continue its north-northeast movement, further weakening into a low-pressure area within the next 12 hours, as per the IMD.

In the meantime, the IMD has lifted warnings for fishermen venturing into the sea and cautionary alerts for ports, as the cyclone has completely entered the landmass.

(With PTI inputs)

Dec 6, 2023 8:09 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner asks officials to assess damage caused due to cyclone

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: The Odisha Special Relief Commissioner has instructed district collectors to promptly evaluate the damage inflicted on crops due to recent rains linked to cyclone Michaung. The aid will be administered following the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) guidelines.

"I am to say that widespread rain has been observed across that state during the past couple of days under the influence of Cydone “Michaung', which might have caused damage to standing Kharif crops and horticulture crops. To ameliorate the sufferings of the affected farmers, Agricultural Input Subsidy (AIS), as per norms of the State Disaster Response Fund, will be provided to farmers sustaining crop loss of 33% and above,” the official said in his letter on Wednesday.

The letter urged collectors to conduct on-site assessments of crop damage, involving joint inquiries by Revenue and DM Department officials and Agriculture and FE Department representatives. This assessment aims to determine areas where crops have suffered losses of 33% or higher. A detailed report categorized by ULB/Block GP/village, following the enclosed format, is requested to be submitted by December 12.

Dec 6, 2023 7:38 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Rajnath Singh to conduct aerial survey of flood-hit areas of TN, meet CM stalin

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Union defence minister Rajnath Singh will conduct aerial survey of flood-hit areas of Tamil Nadu, meet chief minister M K Stalin on Thursday, news agency PTI reported citing sources.

Dec 6, 2023 5:40 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: Storm loses strength, no expected catastrophic effects further, says IMD

Cyclone Michaung LIVE: India Meteorological Department's Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra, said on Wednesday that Cyclonic Storm Michaung has significantly weakened, alleviating concerns about potential disastrous impacts.

In an interview with ANI, Mohapatra stated, “Following its landfall yesterday afternoon, Cyclonic Storm Michaung began gradually losing strength. By midnight, it had transitioned into a deep depression. This morning, the depression further weakened and by this afternoon, it transformed into a well-defined low-pressure area. Presently, it is positioned over Northeast Telangana, adjacent to south Chhattisgarh, south Interior Odisha, and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.”

Dec 6, 2023 4:29 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Volkswagen India offers priority check for Michaung flood-damaged vehicles

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Volkswagen India is providing urgent and thorough inspections to customers in Chennai affected by the recent flooding caused by cyclone Michaung. The company has implemented specific protocols in its dealerships to ensure they have enough staff and necessary spare parts to handle repairs efficiently.

Dec 6, 2023 3:58 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Exams postponed in TN's Chennai, Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: The Tamil Nadu School Education Department announced the postponement of half-yearly exams for students in severely affected districts—Chennai, Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur, and Kanchipuram—due to Cyclone Michaung, news agency ANI reported.

Exams in these districts will be rescheduled, while in other areas, they will commence as planned. In the affected districts, individual school headmasters will have the authority to decide exam dates based on the recovery progress and will provide different sets of question papers as needed.

Dec 6, 2023 2:59 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin takes stock of affected areas

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday took stock of affected the affected areas in Chennai, which bore the brunt of Cyclone Michaung's impact. He distributed basic necessities like food and milk to rainfall-affected people in Chennai.

"The floodwaters in Chennai's suburbs are still inundated. Many people are working in the field to ensure that everyone gets basic necessities like food and milk. We are continuing our field work with the hope that the situation will improve soon!" MK Stalin posted on X.

Dec 6, 2023 2:28 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: NDRF personnel carry out relief work

Dec 6, 2023 1:59 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Major relief for farmers in AP

Ruling YSR Congress Party MLA G Srinivas Naidu told 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 due to the cyclone.

Dec 6, 2023 1:40 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: PM Modi condoles death due to storm

Dec 6, 2023 1:24 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Mamata Banerjee expresses solidarity

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote on X, “My brother CM Stalin @mkstalin is leading the disaster management operations valiantly, and I express my solidarity and support to him and the distressed people of Chennai and Tamil Nadu. Support and solidarity to the affected in Andhra Pradesh too.”

Dec 6, 2023 1:12 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: IAF Chetak helicopter to the rescue

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)

Dec 6, 2023 12:59 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Storm weakens, rains to subside soon

"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.

Dec 6, 2023 12:41 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: 3 dead in building collapse

Three people died after a private building collapsed in Chennai Velachery due to the heavy rains caused by the cyclonic storm that hit the city yesterday.

Dec 6, 2023 12:24 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Maruti, Mahindra, Audi extend support

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, by offering them assistance on how to safeguard their cars during the extreme weather conditions.

Dec 6, 2023 12:13 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Parts of Chennai still submerged

Residents grappled with stagnant water and power disruption in parts of the city and its suburbs on Wednesday, two days after Cyclone Michuang wreaked havoc in the metropolis and neighbouring districts, even as civic agency personnel stepped up relief and rehabilitation efforts. (PTI)

Dec 6, 2023 12:01 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Heavy rains lash Odisha

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 told PTI.

Dec 6, 2023 12:00 PM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: R Ashwin on power cuts in 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.

Dec 6, 2023 11:32 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: 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, as reported by PTI.

Dec 6, 2023 11:31 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: Visuals of Chennai flood

Dec 6, 2023 11:19 AM IST

Cyclone Michaung LIVE updates: 17 dead in Chennai

The flooding in Chennai following heavy rains triggered by Cyclone Michaung have claimed 17 lives so far, officials said on Tuesday after the rains subsided for the time being, as reported by ANI.