Cyclone Vardah Makes Landfall In Chennai, 2 Dead

  • Cyclone Vardah topples 960 kg car in Chennai. vardah20
  • HM Rajnath Singh speaks to TN CM O Panneerselvam enquiring about situation in the aftermath of CycloneVardah crossing Chennai,Tiruvallur
  • DG CISF directs Chief Airport Security Officer to conduct a damage assessment exercise after Cyclone hit Chennai Airport.
  • 2 persons died. 24 huts damaged. 8008 people accommodated in 95 relief camps: National Disaster Management Authority
  • 07 NDRF Teams, 02 SDRF Teams and 02 Army Columns deployed for precautionary measures in Tamil Nadu: NDMA
  • No fisherman’s life has been lost till now. All precautionary steps being taken: Tamil Nadu Government
  • Exact position of CycloneVardah (Via @ndmaindia)vardah19
  • Flight operations suspended at Chennai airport till 8 pm.
  • Army personnel conduct rescue and relief operations in Chennai as heavy rainfall and strong winds lash the city.vardah18
  • Eye of the system is over Chennai, Speed decreased to 20-30kmph. The other half of the system is still over the sea and we are expecting the winds will increase again: DR Mohapatra
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  • Photo of the Army columns at Chennai right now, ready to roll-out for relief operations.vardah15
  • I appeal to people of coastal AP & Chennai to stay safe. In AP, I’m monitoring the situation & following up with officials. With heavy rains predicted, we’ve alerted district administration to stock up essentials, food supplies and water, tweets Chandrababu Naidu
  • Massive damage caused in parts of Chennai as heavy rainfall and storm results in uprooting of trees
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  • Expected point of landfall – Crossing coast near Chennai: National Disaster Management Authorit. Entire landfall process will b completed during nxt 1-2 hrs bt conditions to remain rough evn after that-Nat’l Disaster Management Authority.
  • Tamil Nadu: Trees uprooted, damage caused as heavy rains and strong winds lash Mahabalipuram town in Kancheepuram district.
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  • The landfall was at Pulicat (Tamil Nadu) followed by strong winds. Some trees and electric poles have fallen due to that, NDRF has begun its operations to clear this: RK Pachnanda (DG, NDRF)
  • Severe cyclonic storm Vardah makes landfall in Chennai, says IMD. Cyclone ‘eye’ now over the city.Chennai to get heavy rains for the next 2-3 hours, intensity of cyclone will reduce by tonight: IMDchennai-9
  • Complete landfall to take another couple of hours.Conditions to remain severe between Chennai & Nellore: K.G.Ramesh,DG IMD
  • Ship that was sent to rescue two fishermen off Kakinada(AP) couldn’t reach them due to rough sea: AP Coast guard DIG Haribola
  • Some pictures representing reality caused by Mother Nature :
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  • Chennai Suburban network suspended till further notice.Some trains from/to Chennai diverted and cancelled: Railway Minister
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  • Over one thousand trees uprooted.
  • Northern prong of cyclone hit North of Chennai 20 mins back.Heavy rains&high speed winds expected to continue fr nxt 8-12 hours.
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  • Operations at Chennai airport, which were suspended till 3pm, have now been suspended till 6pm, reports news agency ANI
  • Cyclone Vardah claims two lives; heavy rains with strong winds expected between 3-6 pm.vardah9
  • The Met office said the heavy rain will continue till about 3 pm, after which there will be a brief lull. At around 5 pm heavy rain will resume again, it said.
  • 174 relief centres are ready to receive evacuated people in Chennai. The storm is expected to damage thatched huts, power and communication lines.
  • Cyclone Vardah makes landfall in Chennai, landfall would be complete in 4 hours, reports news agency ANI.
  • Heavy destruction reported from Chennai as cyclone vardah makes landfall, many trees, mobile towers uprooted. Normal life paralysed news.
  • Latest visuals from Chennai, strong winds and heavy rains continue as cyclone vardah is expected to make landfall soonvardah8
  • Cyclone Vardah is presently 30 Kms East-Northeast of Chennai: ANI quotes National Disaster Management Authority as saying.

  • As Cyclone Vardah hits, hotel windows ripped off, petrol pump damaged.
  • Heavy rains, squally winds uproot trees in Chennai; landfall by 3 PM, to hit phone and power lines
  • Current wind speed near centre of Cyclone Vardah – 120-130 KMPH gusting to 140 KMPH

    Deployed 6 teams in AP, 7 in TN, can handle any situation. Shifted ppl to safer places and educated them abt precautions: Santosh Kumar NDRF

  • 19 teams of NDRF navychennai-9deployed in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu: NDRF
  • Food and other essential commodities have been kept ready in adequate quantities: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu
  • In addition to 10 diving teams embarked on IN Ships Shivalik & Kadmattins-kadmatt, 6 diving teams readied up for immediate deployment
  • 22 diving teams have been kept standby at Visakhapatnam for immediate deployment, should the situation warrant.
  • One Survey ship has been kept standby to undertake harbour survey in case of requirement: Navy
  • Naval aircraft also standing-by at the Naval Air Stations Rajali & Dega to be pressed into action to augment HADR ops: Navy
  • Outer periphery of Vardah touches Chennai coast, strong winds cause heavy damage,trees uprooted. Heavy traffic jams in parts of the city.
  • Army on standby
  • Sullurpeta (Andhra Pradesh): Crude oil tanker overturns due to strong winds & storm.vardah4

First arm hits coast near Chennai with wind speed of 110-120 kmph, landfall to take another hour: IMD, reports news agency PTI.