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Cyclone Michaung Live Updates: Tamil Nadu seeks Rs 5,000 crore central assistance after storm leaves a trail of destruction | India News

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cyclone michaung, chennai rainsA commuter on a flooded road after heavy rainfall owing to Cyclone Michaung, in Chennai, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. (PTI Photo)

Cyclone Michaung in Chennai: As Cyclone Michaung barrelled into the south Indian coasts on Tuesday causes , Tamil Nadu has now sought an interim relief of Rs 5,060 crore from the Central government against the damage it caused across the state. Chief According to an official rlease, Minister M K Stalin has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard and that the letter will be handed over to the PM by DMK MP TR Baalu.

A survey underway to assess the total damage and a detailed report will be prepared soon, the release said.  In the letter, Stalin has listed out the damages caused by “unprecedented” rains triggered by Cyclone Michaung in the northern districts of Chennai, Chengalpet, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram. “Especially, the damage is severe in areas under the Corporation of Chennai. Infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and public buildings have suffered severe damage,” the release said. Stalin has also requested the Centre to depute a central team to assess the damage.

Tall waves crashed into southern coasts over the last two days as the cyclone approached, submerging villages and halting all transportation impacting lives of around 390,000 people. As the Cyclone Michaung made landfall in Andhra Pradesh between Nellore and Kavali on Tuesday, incessant rains lashed Tamil Nadu’s Chennai taking the death toll in rain-related incidents to 17 . The cyclone then weakened into a deep depression over central coastal Andhra Pradesh, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

 

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