Cyclone Vardah Update: After two long decades, the Cyclone Vardah is the worst hitting storms in all these years. The city of Chennai wore a look of a ‘ghost town’ with uprooted trees and poles falling down. People were seen pulling off the trees and poles that had fallen down due to the cyclone so the traffic and people can move forward. Vardah has furiously destroyed places in districts like Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram.
Cyclone Vardah Update – Death Toll in Tamil Nadu Rises to 10, More than 10,000 People relocated
It was only last year around this time that there were floods in the state of Tamil Nadu. However, the officials have taken great precautionary measures to avoid the worst and reduce the number of lives taken by Vardah which pounded the Coast of Chennai with mighty wind force touching almost up to 150 kmph.
Vardah Takes 10 Peoples’ Lives in TN: The cyclone’s trail of destruction left its stamp of devastation was visible across Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh to Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu. This is a vast distance of 174 km. on the way this cyclone has destroyed streets and uprooted several trees along the area. Almost 10000 people of those living in the lower lying areas were evacuated by the authorities to safer places. Now, the latest death toll from the National Disaster Response Force Officials has risen to 10 in the state of Tamil Nadu itself. From those four are from Chennai, two died in Kancheepuram with two more in Tiruvallur and one each in Villupuram and Nagapattinam. Officials fear that the death toll could go up higher, though.
Airport & Railways Suspended Services, Power Shut Down
The metropolis shut airport operations from Monday morning 11 and the runway were shut for flight traffic for the time being. Suburban trains got cancelled as the winds gained intensity. Even buses were off roads for major part of the day. The power company Tangedco shut down the power supply for safety purposes in view of the cyclone Vardah, in Chennai. Due to this two districts of Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram Districts were in total darkness. The Bangalore, Kolkata, New Delhi and Mumbai highway that connects to Chennai saw signboards & trees uprooted and were severely affected by Cyclone Vardah.
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