Chennai, India: Cyclone ‘Michaung’, brewing in the Bay of Bengal, is expected to intensify and bring heavy rain to the northern coast of Tamil Nadu and the southern coast of Andhra Pradesh from December 3 onwards. The cyclone is projected to make landfall near the North Tamil Nadu Andhra coast on December 4 evening.
Cyclone ‘Michaung’ is intensifying and moving in a northwest direction. Heavy rainfall and strong winds are expected to hit the northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh coasts from December 3 onwards. The cyclone is likely to make landfall near the North Tamil Nadu Andhra coast on December 4 evening.18 NDRF teams have been deployed to Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Puducherry, with 10 additional teams on standby. Rescue and relief teams of the Coast Guard, Army, and Navy are on standby with ships and aircraft.
Impact on Coastal Regions:
- Authorities have warned fishermen not to venture into the sea until further notice.
- Educational institutions in Puducherry have been ordered to close on December 4 due to the cyclone.
- Disaster management agencies are gearing up for relief and rescue operations.
Advisories for Residents:
- Stay indoors and avoid venturing out unnecessarily.
- Keep mobile phones charged and follow weather updates.
- Secure loose objects around your home.
- Have an emergency plan in place.
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