Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered all officers and departments to be on high alert as Cyclone Michaung makes landfall on the Andhra coast, ready for urgent relief and rescue operations. To respond to the severe cyclonic storm, a total of 29 NDRF teams have been sent to Puducherry, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh.
A red alert has been issued in eight locations, including Tirupati, Nellore, Prakasam, Bapatla, Krishna, West Godavari, Konaseema, and Kakinada, in anticipation of the storm’s impact on Andhra Pradesh.
As Cyclone Michaung made landfall on the Andhra Pradesh coast near Bapatla, authorities released advisories and safety measures. Up until Thursday, bad weather is predicted by weather agencies for the state and the surrounding areas.
Tuesday’s downpour in Odisha’s southern regions was caused by the remnants of the powerful Cyclone Michaung. According to the state’s Special Relief Commissioner, Satyabrata Sahu, five teams of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and eight teams from the fire service department have been sent for rescue operations in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, and Ganjam.
At least 17 people have died in southern India as a result of the cyclone and the intense rains that followed. Particularly in Tamil Nadu, continuous and heavy rains have caused flood-like conditions. Chennai, the state capital, has seen interruptions, including flooded residences and lost internet and cell service.
Actor Vishnu Vishal stated that his home had flooded and said that a disaster management team had saved him and his wife, the talented badminton player Jwala Gutta. Notably, Aamir Khan was also included in photos uploaded by Vishnu Vishal. Khan was saved from hours of stranding on an inflatable boat.
Thanks to the fire and rescue department in helping people like us who are stranded
Rescue operations have started in karapakkam..
Saw 3 boats functioning already
Great work by TN govt in such testing times
— VISHNU VISHAL – VV (@TheVishnuVishal) December 5, 2023