Wednesday, March 22, 2023

4 dead in TN as Cyclone Mandous wreaks havoc

Cyclonic storm Mandous, which crossed the coast at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, has weakened into a deep depression after wreaking havoc in Chennai and its neighbourhoods.
According to initial information, two people died due to rain-related incidents in Chennai, and two died in Kancheepuram. Due to heavy winds, up to 400 trees were uprooted in the Chennai city.
Power disruption has also been reported in several parts of Chennai. Relief teams from Greater Chennai Corporation and Tamil Nadu Electricity Board have been proactive in restoring electricity and clearing roads.
It is also reported that there has been little to no water stagnation in the city.
“Cyclonic storm Mandous weakened into a deep depression over the north Tamil Nadu coast. To move nearly west-northwestwards and gradually weaken into a depression by noon of 10th december,” the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Chennai, said in a tweet. Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran, citing initial estimates, said there was no major damage reported. Over 9,000 persons have been lodged in 205 relief centres, he added.


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