Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has confirmed that 18 individuals lost their lives due to the floods triggered by heavy rains due to cyclone Michaung, underscoring the gravity of the situation.
Residence in Chennai is experiencing severe shortages of essential goods and widespread flooding in low-lying areas of the city. The situation has become critical, leaving people without access to drinking water and facing exorbitant prices for basic necessities.
In many parts of Chennai, the cost of milk has surged to an alarming Rs 140 per liter, further exacerbating the challenges faced by the affected population. Addressing the power supply interruptions caused by cyclone Michaung, authorities assure that efforts are underway to restore power supply.
As Cyclone Michaung moves towards Andhra Pradesh, reports indicate substantial damage and a toll of five lives. The cyclone’s winds have reached speeds of 100 km per hour, posing a significant threat. The India Meteorological Department forecasts a reduction in wind intensity by today.