PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians visiting or residing in the areas affected by Cyclone Michaung in southern India, where it made landfall in several districts, are advised to stay vigilant.
Wisma Putra stated that it was closely monitoring the natural disaster, which is affecting Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chengalpattu in Tamil Nadu, as well as Nellore and Bapatla in Andhra Pradesh.
“The cyclone, with wind speeds of 90-100kph, has led to flooding and power outages since Monday morning, disrupting flight operations at Chennai International Airport.
“Malaysians in the affected areas are advised to be vigilant about their security and safety and to follow instructions from local authorities,” said the statement.
Malaysians in need of consular assistance can contact the High Commission of Malaysia in New Delhi at the following telephone numbers: +91-11-24159300 and +91-85955 50594 (after working hours), or fax at +91-11-2688 1538.
The consulate-general of Malaysia in Chennai can be reached at the following telephone numbers: +914424334434/35/36 and +917550022001, or via email at [email protected].
Additional information is available on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mwchennai.chennai.
At least eight deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu due to rain-related incidents, with several areas in Chennai experiencing flooding. A public holiday was declared in four Tamil Nadu districts.