Cyclone Michaung: As cyclone 'Michaung' is set to hit the country's eastern coast, states such as Coastal Andhra Pradesh, north-coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Odisha and the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned countrymen amid approaching 'Cyclone Michaung', saying that he was in constant touch with the governments of states on the eastern coast to coordinate relief and rescue efforts.
Preparing for Cyclone Michaung, PM Modi urged BJP workers in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh to join the relief and rescue efforts and support the local administration.
Amidst all the excitement and enthusiasm after saffron wave swept the Hindi heartland, taking the BJP to decisive mandates in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, PM Modi said, “the possibility of a cyclone is looming large and that is why, even in this moment of celebration, I would advise fellow countrymen to remain alert to Cyclone Michaung."
"The central government is continuously in touch with the state governments and is also providing them with all possible assistance,” he added.
He said he could not keep track of the election results as he was busy monitoring the cyclone situation on the country's eastern coast.
A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal on Sunday intensified into a cyclonic storm, 'Michaung', and is likely to cross the south Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam during the forenoon of December 5 with a maximum sustained wind speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph, as per the India Meteorological Department.