"Even If Rain Stops...": Ravichandran Ashwin Tells All To 'Hang Tight' As Cyclone Michuang Impacts Lives
Cyclone Michuang has impacted lives in the southern Indian states. Ravichandran Ashwin shared a video of its impact
- NDTV Sports Desk
- Updated: December 05, 2023 12:44 PM IST
Cyclone Michuang has caused mayhem in Tamil Nadu and other states. On Monday, it severely affected lives in Tamil Nadu. Other Indian states like Andhra Pradesh and Odisha is likely to be heavily impacted by the storm. So far, at least eight people have died in rain-related incidents in Chennai. A severe cyclonic storm has the potential to cause uprooting of small and medium trees, large-scale damage to hutments and mud houses, and partial damage to telephone and electric poles.
On Monday, the Chennai airport was closed due to heavy rain. Rain has stopped in Chennai on Tuesday, but most parts of the city remains submerged, with heavy inundation in low-lying areas. The weather office said that Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are expected to experience light to moderate rainfall in most places today.
Indian cricket team spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is a resident of Tamil Nadu. He shared a video of damaged road. There was a huge hole in the middle of it as rain water gushed in.
"Hang tight for another day everyone. Even if the rain stops, recovery is going to take a while #ChennaiRains2023 #Michaung," Ashwin wrote on his X account.
North coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are expected to experience light to moderate rainfall in most places and isolated heavy rainfall on Tuesday morning, decreasing thereafter, according to the latest IMD bulletin. The forecast of reduced rainfall intensity comes as a relief after Cyclone Michaung wreaked havoc across Chennai and adjoining districts, causing flooding and disrupting normal life on Monday.
Residents in some parts of Chennai reported no rain since early hours on Tuesday and mentioned that power services had been restored in those areas. However, train services to and from the city remain suspended.
he latest bulletin from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) states that coastal Andhra Pradesh will also continue to receive light to moderate rainfall at most places. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected at a few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam on Tuesday. Additionally, exceptionally heavy rainfall at one or two places is likely over north coastal and adjoining south coastal Andhra Pradesh on Dec 5.
As per the latest IMD bulletin, the Severe Cyclonic Storm Michaung (pronounced as Mig-jaum) over Westcentral Bay of Bengal off south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamil Nadu coasts moved north-northwestwards with a speed of 07 kmph during the past 06 hours. At 0230 hours IST on Tuesday, it was centered 20 km north-northeast of Nellore, 170 km north of Chennai, 150 km south of Bapatla, and 210 km south-southwest of Machilipatnam.
The bulletin noted that as the system is nearly moving northwards close to the coast, some parts of the wall cloud region lie over land.
With PTI inputs