Chennai: Cyclone Michaung, formed in the Bay of Bengal, is expected to make landfall on Tuesday morning. In the background of this, heavy rains are falling in Tamil Nadu. Various areas of Chennai were inundated due to the rains on Sunday. Red alert has been issued in four districts including Chennai.
An extreme alert has been issued in Tamil Nadu. 20 flight services from Chennai have been cancelled. Some flights have been diverted to Bengaluru. Officials inform that 23 flights will be delayed. Many trains including Vandebharat were canceled in the wake of the cyclone. Several trains to Chennai Central were canceled after the railway track was submerged in water at Vyasarpadi.
A public holiday has been declared in six districts including Chennai, Thiruvallur, Chengalpet and Kanchipuram. Private organizations have been advised to implement work from home.
Chief Minister MK Stalin informed that the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force are ready to deal with any situation. A high alert has also been issued in Puducherry. The government has announced a ban on coastal areas. Meteorological Department officials advised people not to leave their homes except for essential matters.