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Cyclone ‘Michaung’ impact: Foxconn ceases Apple iPhone production near Chennai due to cyclone 'Michaung'

Update on Cyclone 'Michaung': Foxconn, the manufacturer of iPhones, is yet to finalize its decision regarding the resumption of Apple iPhone production on Tuesday

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Cyclone ‘Michaung’ impact: Foxconn ceases Apple iPhone production near Chennai due to cyclone 'Michaung'
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Cyclone 'Michaung': A cyclone named 'Michaung' has impacted areas in Tamil Nadu, causing heavy rains and disruptions. Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that manufactures iPhones, halted iPhone production at its Chennai plant due to the intense rainfall triggered by the cyclone. The decision about resuming production on Tuesday is pending.

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The heavy rains led to widespread disruption, with Chennai and nearby districts experiencing waterlogging and submersion of essential infrastructure like airport runways and railway tracks. The local government, headed by Chief Minister MK Stalin, announced the closure of educational institutions in Chennai owing to anticipated heavy rainfall.



Additionally, the government urged private companies to enable work-from-home options for employees in the affected regions. Essential services, including police, medical facilities, power supply, and rescue operations, continue to function, albeit with challenges due to the adverse weather conditions.

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Government officials and relief teams are actively involved in rescue operations, with NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) deploying teams to aid affected districts. The Chennai airport suspended operations due to the rains, causing the cancellation of multiple flights.

The situation remains challenging with waterlogged runways, affecting both air and ground transportation. Government officials and relief teams are working diligently to manage the crisis caused by the cyclonic impact.

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