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Cyclone ‘Michaung’ may hit Tamil Nadu coast tomorrow, administration takes precautionary measures

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Cyclone Michong hits Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Cyclone ‘Michong’ may hit Tamil Nadu coast on Sunday. The state government has taken all precautionary measures to deal with the possible situation in view of this storm. ‘Michong’ is likely to intensify and cross northern Tamil Nadu coast on December 4 before hitting southern Andhra Pradesh coast on Tuesday. Due to the storm, there is a possibility of heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday. The government said it has deployed adequate number of SDRF personnel and relief centers are also ready for people in sensitive areas.

4,967 relief camps ready

It was informed by the government that apart from the Cauvery delta areas, 121 multipurpose centers and 4,967 relief camps with all basic facilities have been prepared in the northern and other coastal areas of the state. In Chennai alone, 162 relief centers have been prepared and 348 people have been kept in one such centre. Also, 714 pumps are ready to remove water from low-lying areas. 14 teams of Tamil Nadu SDRF comprising of 350 personnel and nine teams of NDRF comprising of 225 personnel have been deployed in coastal areas of Mayiladuthurai, Nagappattinam, Thiruvallur, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Kanchipuram, Chengalpet and Chennai for relief and rescue operations.

Emergency centers are working round the clock

State and district-level emergency operation centers are working round the clock with additional staff. For help, the control room can be contacted on the helpline number. Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, KKSSR Ramachandran and Power Minister Thangam Thenarasu inspected the state’s preparedness to handle the situation. Thenarasu said the government is prepared with adequate workers and equipment to deal with the situation. About 1,500 personnel have been kept on standby and more than three lakh electric poles have been kept in case of emergencies. Apart from these, necessary vehicles and machinery like cranes are also ready.

declared public holiday

As cyclonic storm ‘Michong’ approaches, the government has declared Monday (December 4) a public holiday in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Chengalpattu districts. Essential services like milk supply and health facilities will remain operational. Railways has canceled a total of 118 trains. The general public and fishermen have been alerted about the cyclonic storm and more than 1,000 boats are anchored at fishing ports including Krishnampattinam.

Winds will blow at a speed of 110 kilometers per hour

The Meteorological Department said that cyclonic storm ‘Michong’ is located over the south-west Bay of Bengal, about 250 km east of Puducherry, 230 km east-southeast of Chennai and 350 km southeast of Nellore (Andhra Pradesh). It is likely to intensify further and reach west-central Bay of Bengal by the afternoon of December 4, passing through south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamil Nadu coasts. Subsequently, the storm is likely to move northwards and cross the South Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam as a severe cyclonic storm on the morning of December 5, with winds reaching speeds of up to 110 kmph. Are. (Language)

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