Cyclone Mandous Uprooted Trees Heavy Rain Brings Water Logging In Tamil Nadu

News Nation Bureau , Edited By: Nihar Saxena , Updated on: 10 Dec 2022, 04:12:03 PM

Uprooted trees also made it difficult to walk on the roads. (Photo Credit: News Nation)


  • Hundreds of trees washed away in the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu
  • Heavy waterlogging in the streets including major roads
  • Mandus continues to wreak havoc despite being weak


Cyclone Mandus has wreaked havoc in the coastal areas in Mahabalipuram in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. There is news of uprooting of at least 400 trees due to its strong wind. Along with this, due to heavy rains, there has been a situation of water-logging at many places. However, now the cyclone has weakened. IMD in Chennai said in a tweet, ‘Cyclone Mandus has weakened. Still in northern Tamil Nadu its effect has caused damage. After moving west-north, it is likely to weaken further by Saturday evening. Public transport system has been affected due to incessant rains and water-logging in many parts of Tamil Nadu. However, in view of the cyclone, a holiday had already been declared in schools and colleges in 27 districts of Tamil Nadu. Know the main things related to cyclone Mandus.

  • Cyclone Mandaus means treasure box in Arabic. It hit the Mamallapuram coast at around 2 am, causing heavy rain in some areas. Red alert had already been declared in a total of 13 districts. The highest rainfall of 16 cm was recorded in Kattupakkam, a suburb of Chennai.
  • Hundreds of trees were uprooted and roads were flooded after the cyclonic storm hit late Friday night and Saturday morning.
  • Traffic was affected due to water-logging in several areas including Maduranthakam, East Coast Road and Old Mahabalipuram Road in Chennai. In view of the rain in schools and colleges of 16 districts, the examinations were postponed by declaring a holiday. The operations of all the government buses which were suspended till 4 am have resumed.
  • Due to the strong wind and rain caused by Cyclone Mandus, the roof of a petrol pump in Egmore, Chennai also collapsed late on Friday night. A tree planted in the premises of the pump also fell due to the strong wind.
  • Even before the arrival of Cyclone Mandus, 13 domestic and three international flights were canceled at Chennai airport due to bad weather. Chennai International Airport tweeted and requested passengers to contact the concerned airline for further information.
  • 16,000 police personnel and 1,500 home guards have been deployed for security, relief and rescue operations in Tamil Nadu. Apart from 12 District Disaster Response Force, 40 members of Tamil Nadu State Disaster Response Force were also deployed.
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday distributed flood relief material and food to Cyclone Mandus victims in Kasimedu area of ​​Chennai.
  • Heavy rains also occurred in many parts of South Coastal and Rayalaseema districts of Andhra Pradesh in the early hours of Saturday. Naidupeta in Tirupati district received maximum rainfall of 281.5 mm during the last 24 hours, which ended at 8.30 am on Saturday, according to Andhra Pradesh government’s report.
  • According to official information, during December 8-10, cyclone warning messages were sent to 89 lakh customers of six districts affected by heavy rains under the Common Alert Protocol (CAP).
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting with officials concerned on the cyclone and rains. He directed the Collectors of SPSR Nellore, Tirupati, Chittoor and Annamayya districts to be alert and open relief camps wherever needed. Reddy also directed the officials to ensure that people do not venture out in areas where heavy rain is expected.

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First Published : 10 Dec 2022, 04:12:03 PM

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