Cyclone updates: Section 144 in Puducherry, heavy rain warning in TN; Many trains cancelled
Cyclone Michaung latest updates: As cyclone ‘Michaung‘ is expected to make landfall tonight in Southern Andhra Pradesh and the North coast of Tamil Nadu, several parts of Chennai continue to receive heavy rainfall with very strong winds. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescued around 15 people from Chennai’s Tambaram area as it witnessed severe waterlogging. People were rescued from Peerkankaranai and Perungalathur neighbourhoods in Tambaram due to waterlogging and power outages in the area.
#WATCH | Tamil Nadu: Heavy rainfall in Chennai causes massive waterlogging in parts of the city.
(Visuals from Vadapalani and Arumbakkam areas of the city) pic.twitter.com/xvmB35Vu47
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Sharing the latest updates on Cyclone Michaung, S Balachandran, Director, the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Chennai said, “Cyclone ‘Michaung’ lies about 100 km from East-North East of Chennai.
In the last 6 hours, it has moved at the speed of 10 km/hr and it’s expected to move in the northwest direction, intensified to severe cyclonic storm is expected by 4 noon today. Further, it will move parallel to the coast of north Tamil Nadu and South Andhra Pradesh, expected to cross Nellore- Machilipatnam by tomorrow at 4 noon. Heavy rainfall and strong winds are likely to continue till this evening in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur districts.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned several places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry that heavy rain and thunderstorms would occur today i.e. on 4 December, as a result of Cyclone Michaung.
Puducherry district administration has imposed Section 144 of the IPC on the coastal areas close to the sea shore of Puducherry. In order to prevent any loss of life or property, the district administration restricted the movement of all persons on the coastal areas near the sea-shore has been prohibited from 7 p.m. on December 3 until 6 p.m. on December 5.
11 express trains have cancelled after water level breached the danger mark in Basin Bridge-Vyasarpadi section. Amidst heavy rainfall and waterlogging, train services in all the Chennai Suburban sections have been temporarily halted for 8 hours. Only Passenger Specials will be operated in these sections until further advice, as reported by ANI.