Cyclone Michaung Havoc: Home Minister Amit Shah Assures Full Support to Tamil Nadu

New Delhi, 04 Dec 2023 – In the wake of Cyclone Michaung wreaking havoc in Chennai and the northern parts of Tamil Nadu, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has pledged unwavering assistance to the affected state. Shah, in direct communication with Chief Minister M K Stalin and Puducherry Chief Minister N. Rangasamy, diligently assessed the measures implemented to counter the cyclonic impact.

Shah expressed in a social media post, “Spoke to Tamil Nadu CM Shri @mkstalin Ji and Puducherry CM Shri N. Rangasamy Ji. Took stock of the measures taken to tackle the challenging weather conditions caused by Cyclone Michaung.” He assured them of the Modi Government’s complete support, emphasizing the commitment to securing lives.

In his statement, Shah mentioned, “Adequate deployment of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has already been made, and additional teams are ready for further assistance.”

The relentless rains on Monday disrupted life in Chennai and its neighboring districts, leading to widespread inundation and flooding. The Tamil Nadu government responded by declaring a public holiday on Tuesday for all educational institutions, government and private offices, financial institutions, and banks in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu districts.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts that Cyclonic Storm Michaung is anticipated to cross the south Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam on December 5 as a ‘severe cyclonic storm.’

The situation has prompted the government to take proactive measures, with the Modi administration ensuring the deployment of additional NDRF teams to address potential challenges posed by the cyclone. The emphasis is on safeguarding lives and minimizing the impact of Michaung on the affected regions.

As the authorities work to manage the aftermath, the people of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry can expect comprehensive support from the central government, reaffirming the commitment to rapid response and recovery in the face of natural disasters. The coordination between the central and state governments remains crucial to effectively address the challenges posed by Cyclone Michaung and mitigate its impact on the affected population.

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