Chennai roads waterlogged, trees uprooted; trigger heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu

Amid cyclonic storms, Mandous heavy rainfall and strong winds were witnessed by Chennai and several other parts of Tamil Nadu.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) cyclonic storm, Mandous is weakening in strength after completing its landfall process late on Friday night.

In the nearby Chengalpattu district, waterlogging and squally winds uprooting trees were seen.

Earlier on Friday Cyclonic Mandous made landfall off Mamallapuram influencing moderate to heavy rainfall in coastal Tamil Nadu where MMDA Colony in Chennai’s Arumbakkam was seen waterlogged.

S Balachandran, DDGM, RMC Chennai, said, “Cyclone Mandous crossed the coast and is in deep depression and its strength is weakening. It is moving towards the Northwest direction so areas in northwest districts will witness strong winds of 55-65 kmph which will further decrease by evening to 30-40 kmph.”

Several parts of Chennai are facing heavy rainfall and strong winds after Cyclone Mandous made landfall off Mamallapuram.

Meanwhile, Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) urged people to avoid going out in the wake of Cyclone Mandous.

Moreover, in three hours almost 65 trees fell and motor pumps are being used to remove water stagnation.

However, National Disaster Response Force personnel are on standby since Saturday, and CM MK Stalin requested people to take precautionary measures.

“The government has taken all the precautionary measures and the officers are regularly monitoring the situation,” Stalin said.

Stalin further said, “Whatever the situation may be Government will ensure the protection of the people. District wise the monitoring of the cyclone has also been deployed.”

Furthermore, amid the cyclone’s severity, CM Stalin also visited and inspected the state emergency operation center.

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