Cyclone Michaung, currently intensifying over the Bay of Bengal, is on a trajectory towards the Andhra coast, triggering relentless rainfall in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The northern coastal regions, including Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram, Nagapattinam, and Cuddalore districts, are grappling with torrential downpours, exacerbating the situation in low-lying areas of Thiruvallur district.
Chennai, the capital city, is reeling under severe inundation, as heavy rainfall persists. Meenambakkam recorded a staggering 196 mm, while Nungambakkam received 154.3 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours leading up to 5:30 am. Many parts of the city are submerged, amplifying concerns about flooding.
As the cyclone advances, the forecast anticipates a landfall between Nellore and Machilipatnam in the coming noon. The looming threat raises alarm for residents and authorities in these regions, urging preparedness for the potential impact. The situation remains dynamic, with ongoing efforts to monitor and manage the consequences of Cyclone Michaung as it approaches the vulnerable coastal areas.