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Cyclone Michaung: Nine deaths reported in Chennai and Chengalpattu districts



CHENNAI: Nine people died in Chennai and Chengalpattu districts due to electrocution, flooding, and fallen trees caused by the Cyclone Michaung.
The state government is actively working to restore normalcy by draining floodwater, providing essential services, and clearing roads. IAF helicopters have been deployed to airdrop food packets in affected areas, and relief efforts are underway.

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Chief secretary Shiv Das Meena, along with senior bureaucrats, assured the public that the situation is improving, and efforts will continue until normalcy is fully restored.He urged people not to panic and buy essential items beyond their needs.
The cyclone claimed four lives in Chennai and five in Chengalpattu, with significant damage to property.
The administration has mobilized resources, including boats, to rescue stranded residents, and power supply is gradually being restored. The chief secretary emphasized that strict action will be taken against traders involved in selling essential goods above MRP or hoarding.
Aavin has supplied milk to the affected areas, and efforts are ongoing to normalize the supply chain for other essential items.
While certain areas remain inundated, the administration is actively working on clearing roads and providing relief.
Monitoring officers, additional personnel, and senior officials are engaged in the field to address challenges.
The Greater Chennai Corporation and other departments are working collaboratively to clear fallen trees, drain waterlogged areas, and bring the city back to normalcy.
The home secretary highlighted the efforts of the fire and rescue services, which have received and responded to numerous complaints, rescuing stranded individuals and addressing emergencies. The government is considering special camps in collaboration with insurance companies to facilitate claims for affected vehicle owners. Overall, the state government is committed to ensuring the well-being of residents and a swift recovery from the cyclonic impact.

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