Cyclone Michong News: As the southern state of Tamil Nadu continues to receive heavy rains along with strong winds, India’s southern and eastern coastline and adjoining states have been put on high alert. Many areas in Tamil Nadu were severely flooded and hence shutdowns were imposed.
IMD chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that based on the current trajectory of Cyclone Michong, the storm could make landfall near Bapatla in Andhra Pradesh state on Tuesday afternoon.
The Andhra Pradesh state government closed schools on Monday, while authorities in Tamil Nadu declared a public holiday in four districts where heavy rains are expected due to Cyclone Michong.
In the eastern state of Odisha, heavy rain lashed several districts, with officials saying it may intensify further as Cyclone Michong gets closer to landfall on Tuesday.
hindu Authorities reportedly evacuated about 2,000 people from coastal and low-lying villages in Andhra Pradesh state in the wake of Cyclone Michong, with more than 7,000 people directed to move to safer areas.
Heavy rains in Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai left roads and cars submerged and parts of the city flooded. There were widespread disruptions to trains and flights, with videos showing water flowing onto the airport tarmac. Members of India’s National Disaster Response Force were evacuating people living in low-lying areas of the city due to Cyclone Michong.