Cyclone Michaung: Cyclonic storm Michaung made landfall on Tuesday bringing gushing winds, thunderstorms, heavy rainfall in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Puducherry. A total of 29 NDRF teams were deployed in affected states to undertake relief and rescue operations, a senior officer said. Fourteen National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu (five in Chennai), 11 in Andhra Pradesh, one in Telangana and three in Puducherry. The NDRF is also prepared to launch rescue and relief operations for the affected people who could be stranded, he said. The teams, armed with wood and pole cutters along with inflatable boats, are already undertaking route-clearing operations in various parts of Tamil Nadu, where the cyclone wreaked havoc on Tuesday morning, the officer said. A dozen people lost their lives in various rain-related incidents in and around Chennai on Tuesday while rescue personnel on fishing boats and farm tractors were engaged in helping those stranded. Eleven people were injured in rain-related incidents and are undergoing treatment in various hospitals, according to officials. The name Michaung (pronounced as migjaum) for the cyclonic storm was suggested by Myanmar and it means strength or resilience.