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Cyclone Michaung makes landfall today! Andhra Pradesh on high alert after devastating impact on Chennai

As per the India Meteorological Department, Cyclone Michaung, presently swirling over the Bay of Bengal, is set to hit the Andhra Pradesh coast near Bapatla following its destructive impact on Tamil Nadu.

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Cyclone Michaung, presently swirling over the Bay of Bengal, is set to hit the Andhra Pradesh coast near Bapatla following its destructive impact on Tamil Nadu. The toll from incidents related to the rainfall in Chennai has reached eight, including cases of electrocutions and fatalities from falling trees.

With the impending arrival of the cyclone, the Andhra Pradesh administration is on high alert as the severe cyclonic storm ‘Michaung’ is expected to make landfall near Bapatla on Tuesday afternoon.

As per the India Meteorological Department, the cyclone is currently positioned approximately 25 km north-northeast of Nellore, 20 km east of Kavali, 110 km south-southwest of Bapatla, and 170 km south-southwest of Machilipatnam as of 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Over the past 24 hours, both Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have encountered intense rainfall and thunderstorms. In Chennai, floodwaters surged through the streets, causing cars to be swept away and resulting in the closure of the city’s bustling airport until Tuesday morning.

Efforts to provide relief are in progress, involving the deployment of around 5,000 workers to Chennai from various regions of Tamil Nadu. While flight services at Chennai airport have resumed, the staff remains vigilant in the aftermath of the cyclone.

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