Chennai Weather News Live Updates: 4 killed in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu; IMD predicts rain in city today – The Indian Express

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Chennai News; Cyclone Mandous Live Updates: Damaged boats at the Kasimedu Fishing Harbour following the landfall of Cyclone Mandous, in Chennai. (AP)

Chennai News; Cyclone Mandous News Live Updates (December 11): Cyclonic storm Mandous that made its landfall on Tamil Nadu coast on Friday night killed at least four people, a top state official said on Saturday, reported Reuters. Heavy rain and strong winds hit several districts that led to damaging property and power outages. Atleast 185 houses and huts were affected, said Tamil Nadu’s chief minister, MK Stalin. The storm uprooted 400 trees in the city.

The IMD had announced that the storm had turned into a well-marked low-pressure area in north interior Tamil Nadu on Saturday. The low pressure is said to bring light to moderate rain in parts of Chennai and heavy to very heavy rainfall in Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Kallakurichi, Karur, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Theni, thenkasi, Tirupattur, Tiruvallur, Thiruvannamalai and Vellore. As many as 25,000 people, including disaster relief personnel, were involved in the relief work, and more than 9,000 people were moved to safety in 201 relief camps, Stalin said. “We are still assessing damages”, he told reporters, as he visited some of the affected areas.

Rescue work was being expedited in the neighbouring districts of Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Villupuram. With the cyclone causing damage to electric poles and transformers, power had been suspended in several places, the chief minister said. Estimation of the loss was being done and if required Central assistance will be sought, the Chief Minister added. According to PTI, between 6 am on Friday and 6 am Saturday, 30 domestic and international flights were cancelled as airport operations were affected due to the cyclone.

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