Michaung Cyclone: Schools to remain close in Odisha's Gajapati district

The Michaung cyclonic storm will likely intensify gradually and move northwards almost parallel and close to south Andhra Pradesh coast.

Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradeshg have also started taking precautionary measures. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradeshg have also started taking precautionary measures. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Divyansh | December 5, 2023 | 10:38 AM IST

NEW DELHI: Gajapati district magistrate office has said primary, upper primary, high school, and anganwadi centre will remain closed on December 6. The order has been given due to the Michaung cyclone.

The ANI on twitter reported, “In view of possible heavy rainfall due to cyclonic storm Michaung over the Bay of Bengal, all the primary, upper primary, high school and anganwadi centre shall remain closed on 6th December 2023: Office of the Collector and District Magistrate, Gajapati.”

Other states have also started taking precautionary measures as the cyclone will land on the eastern coast. The chief secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Odisha, along with the Special Chief Secretary of Revenue and Disaster Management in Andhra Pradesh, has briefed the committee on the preparatory measures being implemented, the Mint reported.

The severe cyclonic storm is likely to intensify gradually and move northwards almost parallel and close to south Andhra Pradesh coast and cross between Nellore and Machilipatnam, close to Bapatla during forenoon of December 5, said an Amaravati Meteorological Centre official in a press release. Up to 8.30 AM on Monday the weather system moved northwestwards with a speed of eight km per hour and lay centred in the region off south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamil Nadu coasts.

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It is centred 90 km east to northeast off Chennai, 17 km southeast of Nellore, 200 km northeast off Puducherry, 300 km south to southeast off Bapatla and 320 km south of Machilipatnam, said the official. The weather system is expected to blow maximum sustained winds reaching up to speeds of 100 kmph and gusting to 110 kmph as well. (With inputs from PTI)

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