Chennai Weather News Live Updates: Several trees uprooted post Cyclone Mandous; vehicles damaged in wall collapse in Chennai – The Indian Express

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Cyclone Mandous News: Due to heavy rains in Chennai caused by Cyclone Mandous, close to 65 trees were uprooted, electricity supply disrupted and several streets left waterlogged. (Express/Gokul Subramaniam)

Weather in Chennai Live Updates (December 10): Cyclone Mandous made landfall in Mamallapuram, 30 km from Chennai, between 10.30 pm and 11.15 pm Friday night, resulting in heavy rainfall and squally winds in parts of coastal Tamil Nadu. The storm, which crossed the coast between Puducherry and Sriharihota with a wind speed of 75 kmph, wreaked havoc in Chennai, where trees were uprooted, electricity supply disrupted and waterlogging in low-lying areas. The city has received 115.1 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours ending 5.30 am, the India Meteorological Department said.

The cyclone weakened into a deep depression in the early hours of Saturday, and lay centred 55 km north-northwest of Mahabalipuram and about 40 km west-southwest of Chennai. It will further weaken into a depression by this afternoon. Light to moderate rainfall is predicted in most places, with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places across north interior Tamil Nadu.

A holiday has been declared on Saturday for schools and colleges in Chennai, and other districts including Vellore, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Ranipet, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu, and Kancheepuram due to rain forecast. As many as 16,000 police personnel and 1,500 Home guards have been deployed in the state for security, relief and rescue tasks, and a 40-member team of the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Response Force, in addition to 12 District Disaster Response Force teams, are on standby, the police said. Nearly 400 personnel of the NDRF and State Disaster Response Force teams have been stationed in coastal regions, including near the Cauvery delta area.

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