Tropical Cyclone ‘Vardah’ Engulfs Chennai,7 Deaths Reported

Cyclone Vardah landfalls in Chennai creating havoc all over. Here are the latest updates regarding the same, from CRB Tech reviews.

Tropical Cyclone Vardah made landfall Monday close to Chennai, killing no less than seven and driving the relocation of thousands. As per the Times of India, the fatalities incorporate a 3-year-old infant and four ladies, who all died in discrete rain-affected occurrences in Chennai.


What’s more, no less than 24 cottages have been damaged and more than 8000 individuals were moved to 95 rescue camps by the National Disaster Management Authority.

Vardah moved shore wards only north of Chennai Monday evening as what might as well be called a Category 1 tropical tornado. The U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center in its last admonitory assessed Vardah’s most extreme supported winds were 85 mph just before landfall.


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) cautioned of a tempest surge around 1 meter (3.2 feet) above ordinary tide levels in low-lying zones of Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Nellore areas.

Wunderground individual climate stations measured 6 to 10 inches of rainfall as of Monday evening in the Chennai metro area.

Substantial rainfall was probably going to spread westbound into southern India as Vardah gradually debilitated.

The territory of aggravated weather that in the end shaped into Vardah affected southern Thailand before a week ago. No less than 14 individuals were killed by serious flooding.


A little more than a year prior, a couple of heavy rain incidences activated monstrous flooding in Chennai, guaranteed no less than 269 lives and close down the city’s airplane terminal and railway station.

As per NOAA’s best track database, Vardah was the nearest Category 1 or more grounded landfall to hit Chennai in more than 50 years. The last struck on Nov. 28, 1966.

In a latest update, cyclone Vardah’s movement over north Tamil Nadu has moved further west-southwestwards amid the previous 6 hours at a speed of 20 kmph, and now debilitated into a depression, says National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

Flight operations have continued at Tirupati Airport after it was briefly suspended because of violent cyclone Vardah that hit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh yesterday. Chennai airport, where flight operations were yesterday suspended in the wake of cyclone Vardah, is presently operational.

Loss of life because of cyclone Vardah has gone up to 10 in Tamil Nadu. Four individuals were killed in Chennai, 2 in Kancheepuram, 2 in Tiruvallur, 1 in Villupuram and 1 in Nagapattinam, as per NDMA.

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