Currently approaching cyclonic storm ‘Michaung’ has brought severe rain in chennai and other parts of tamil Nadu, shutting down schools and suspending airport operations till 11:30 pm due. Cyclone ‘Michaung’ is expected to intensify and reach the north tamil Nadu coast on december 4 before making landfall in southern andhra pradesh on Tuesday, december 5. Heavy rain pounded chennai and nearby districts on monday leading to the inundation of low-lying areas, submerging cars along. tamil Nadu has declared a public holiday today.
Tamil Nadu government has requested private companies and establishments in four districts of chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu to allow their employees to work from home on december 5 due to heavy rains. North Coastal tamil Nadu, puducherry & Karaikal is likely to get isolated Heavy to Very Heavy with Extremely heavy falls (above 204.4 mm) on december 4, IMD said. Schools, colleges, and government offices in chennai and nearby districts will remain closed today in view of the fast-approaching cyclone Michaung. Heavy rain continued to pound chennai and nearby districts on monday leading to the inundation of low-lying areas.
In view of the approaching cyclone Michaung the tamil Nadu government issued advisory asking people to stay put and work from home. people have also been advised to keep their doors and windows shut, waterproof important documents and expensive items, and avoid taking shelter under trees. “Residents have been urged to gather critical supplies such as non-perishable food items, water, and necessary medications. Additionally, matchboxes, flashlights, batteries, dry food, knives, medicines, and first aid kits should be readily accessible,” the government advisory said.