Cyclone Vardah: 2 killed, as Heavy rain and High-Speed wind lashed Chennai and AP

Cyclone Vardah: The South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are put on a high alert. This is because the cyclonic storm called Vardah will be heading south-west wards and lay centred around 180 km east northeast of Chennai. Also, 250 km south-east of the Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh. This is according to the cyclone warning centre in Vizag.  As a warning measure, people are advised not to venture out and try to stay indoors.

Cyclone Vardah: 2 killed, as Heavy rain and High-Speed wind lashed Chennai and AP

Cyclone Vardah

On Monday, educational institutions in all the four districts are told to remain closed. The cyclone is likely to cross Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu but not Telangana. The wind speed that is 80 to 90 kmph is likely to go p to 100 kmph by this afternoon. At the coastal sides, the fishermen who go for fishing are told not to go into the sea for long in south Andhra, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry. The sea conditions are likely to be more rough and phenomenal for the next 36 hours.

Safety measures & Precautions for Cyclone Vardah

In the state of Andhra Pradesh, 11 mandals of the Prakasam district and 7 mandals of sulurupet and gudur of Nellore district are kept on high alert. The government has also deployed three teams to three districts of the national disaster relief force for Nellore, Prakasam, and Chittoor. Also, there are 500 fire service department people getting geared up to extend support for rescue and relief operations.

Apart from these safety measures, also 120 Seva Dal Police Members, as well as swimmers, will also be extending their help and services. For food supplies have also been stocked up in the up shops by the civil supplies department. For low lying areas, there was schools and shelter to provide a home for the displaced during the cyclone. Mr M.V Seshagiri Babu who is the state disaster relief management commissioner said there were coordinations towards the district administration from the command control centre in Vijayawada to monitor the situation.

Also, the humanitarian assistance disaster relief (HADF) operations including evacuation are kept ready and are on standby. The eastern naval command has also readied high level of assistance. The naval air stations have kept naval aircraft stand by for any casualty and air drop of food material for those stranded.

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