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The severe cyclonic storm known as 'Michaung' has caused widespread flooding in Chennai, resulting in most of the city being submerged. This destructive storm, which has intensified while hovering over the Bay of Bengal, is expected to move towards the coast of Andhra Pradesh. Unfortunately, five individuals have lost their lives and the airport has been closed until Tuesday morning due to heavy inundation. The cyclone is projected to make landfall between Nellore and Machilipatnam at around 5 am tomorrow. The police have reported that the cyclone has already claimed five lives in separate incidents in Chennai.
In response to this potential disaster, the Indian Railways has taken proactive measures to ensure the safety and smooth operation of railway services in the affected areas. Emergency control cells have been established at both the divisional and headquarters levels, and a war room has been activated at the board level. The authorities in Chennai have reported that the drainage of water is being hindered by a strong backlash from the sea waves in all four outlets. This is a result of the heavy rainfall and waterlogging caused by Cyclone Michaung.