Cyclone Michaung: Schools & Colleges Shut, IMD Predicts Heavy Rain & More About Chennai

Chennai is witnessing floods and waterlogging. Schools and colleges are shut, heavy rain is predicted and other updates.

by Shreya Rathod
Cyclone Michaung: Schools & Colleges Shut, IMD Predicts Heavy Rain & More About Chennai

Chennai is witnessing probably the worst flood which has disrupted the city. After heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Michaung, the city was waterlogged which resulted in floods. Moreover, residents found it difficult to carry on with their daily work. Here’s all about heavy rain prediction in Chennai.

Chennai Floods: Schools & Colleges Shut; Heavy Rain Predicted

All schools and institutions in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu will be closed on Thursday due to severe floods caused by Cyclone Michaung, the Tamil Nadu government announced. Also, on this day, schools in six particular taluks (Pallavaram, Tambaram, Vandalur, Thiruporur, Chengalpattu, and Thirukazhukundram) will not be open.

In the meantime, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to travel to Tamil Nadu on Thursday in order to evaluate the current flood situation following Cyclone “Michaung.”

According to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, PM, Narendra Modi ordered the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to release the central share of the second instalment of the SDRF—₹493.60 crores to Andhra Pradesh and ₹450 crores to Tamil Nadu—in advance to assist the state governments in managing the relief efforts prompted by the cyclonic storm.

Chief Minister Stalin inspected the districts hit by Cyclone Michaung on Wednesday and gave residents of Chennai who were devastated by the rains basic supplies like milk and food.

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Restoration, Train Services & More

1. Officials Assigned

Shiv Das Meena, the chief secretary of Tamil Nadu, gave a briefing on Thursday regarding the restoration efforts in Chennai following the devastation caused by Cyclone Michaung. He stated that 9,000 officials from different districts had been assigned to assist with the relief efforts.

2. Tamil Nadu IAS Officers’ Association

The Tamil Nadu IAS Officers’ Association offered to support relief operations in Chennai following the devastating effects of Cyclone Michaung on the state capital. According to an official announcement, the association gave the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund one day’s worth of its members’ salaries as a sign of its dedication to helping the state government with the ongoing relief efforts.

3. Train Operations

The two main terminals serving the city, Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore, have resumed train operation as of Thursday, according to the railways. The majority of the mail and express trains from Chennai Central will be fully operational in all directions starting on Friday. A few service adjustments were excluded, though.

4. Lake Puzhal

Following storm Michaung, Chennai’s reservoirs, including Lake Puzhal, are now full. After inspecting the Puzhlal Lake in Thiruvallur District on Thursday morning, Ministers Durai Murugan of Water Resources and P Moorthy of Commercial Tax and Registration declared that there was nothing to be concerned about.

On Thursday, Natco Pharma announced that waterlogging caused by a cyclone had momentarily interrupted operations at its plant in Chennai. The pharmaceutical company stated in a regulatory filing that the manufacturing operations have been temporarily suspended after adhering to the necessary step process and safety precautions. It further stated that appropriate actions are being taken to empty the water.

Also Read: Cyclone Michaung Updates: About 7 People Die Due To Heavy Rainfall In Chennai

In addition to causing fatalities, Cyclone Michaung brought severe winds with heavy rainfall. Also, damage to homes and infrastructure.

Cover Image Courtesy: Wikimedia & IMD/ X

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