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Brace Yourself For Cyclone Michaung: Here's What You Need to Know!

Team AckoDec 4, 2023

The Michaung cyclone is about to hit the southern Andhra Pradesh coastline between Nellore and Machilipatnam during the forenoon of 5th December. The IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) has stated this cyclone as a “severe cyclonic storm” and has issued an Orange alert for the same. 



Cyclone/Flood Colour Codes You Should Be Aware of:

The Indian Meteorological Department uses 4 colour codes. 

  • Green: Everything is fine, no advisory is issued. 

  • Yellow: Severely bad weather spanning several days causing disruption in day-to-day activities. 

  • Orange/Amber: Potential for disruption with road, rail, and power interruptions.

  • Red: When extremely bad weather conditions can have a significant risk to life, a red alert is issued.

So, how do you stay safe during such a natural disaster? Here are some essential do’s and don’ts during cyclones. We urge you to please go through these do’s and don’ts to be safe and sound during cyclone Michaung.

Do’s and Don’ts For Cyclones



Stay indoors.

Don't get misled by rumours.

Check your house for loose tiles and repair doors and windows.

Don’t venture out until informed by the rescue personnel.

Keep flashlights handy and keep electronic gadgets charged.

Don’t leave the safer place during the lull.

Store food and drinking water.

Don’t touch any loose and dangling wires from lamp posts.

Drive your vehicles carefully if you have to venture out.

Don’t pass on false information.

Key Updates From Chennai You Should be Aware of:

  • There is 24 cm of rainfall during the night hours in Chennai from 08.30 am to 01:00 pm. The Green Corridor of the Airport to Anna Salai is maintained, while other roads are water-logged to a minimum of 1 foot. The public is advised to use the Green Corridor roads of Anna Salai and ECR for emergencies.

  • Fallen Trees and Removal: Trees that have fallen on roads have been removed at 37 places in the Greater Chennai Police Limit.

Subways closed due to water logging:

  • Ganesapuram subway

  • Gengureddy Subway

  • Sembium (Perambur) subway

  • Villivakkam subway

  • Duraisamy subway

  • Madley Subway

  • Rangarajapuram

  • Mount, Thillai Ganga Nagar subway

  • Saidapet- Aranganathan Subway

  • Pazhavanthangal subway

  • C.B. road subway

  • Vyasarpadi subway

  • Thiruvotriyur, Manickam Nagar subway

  • RBI Subway

  • Koyambedu, New Bridge subway

  • Harrington Road subway

  • Choolaimedu, Loyola Subway.

Rainfall Forecast For Andhra Pradesh

Helpline and Contact Information for Cyclone-Related Concerns


Arun P

Contact Number

+91 8883431109

E-mail ID

[email protected]

National Disaster Management Authority Emergency Contacts

Andhra Pradesh

08645-246600, 8333905033, 0863-2377119  2377120, 8333905022

Tamil Nadu

044-28593990, 044-28414513, 9445869849

Stay Safe Team ACKO


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