On Monday afternoon, Cyclone Vardah crossed Tamil Nadu coast and made a landfall of about 15 km from Chennai and left Chennai standstill.
Cyclone vardah has caused heavy damages as high intensity winds, uprooted trees and power cables, tore off hoardings and toppled cars.
According to The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), at least 10 people lost their lives in Tamil Nadu, Four in Chennai, Two in Kancheepuram, Two in Tiruvallur, One in Villupuram and One in Nagapattinam.
The NDMA said in a statement that the cyclone weakens by Tuesday, but heavy rainfall is expected.
Vardah poorly impacted the day to day life of people as there were limited buses running on the roads, power supply was suspended as a precautionary measure, suburban rail services and airways also got suspended on Monday. Now services are back in action.
Schools, colleges and other educational institutions were also shut down and will be opening on Wednesday. Vardah will reach Karnataka today, South Goa on Wednesday.
Accorrding to government statement , “Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and enquired about the situation in the aftermath of cyclone Vardah crossing the districts of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur”.
He also assured the Chief Minister that the Centre would extend all help required by the State Government in this regard.