Following Cyclone Mandous’ late Friday landfall with a wind speed of 75 km/h, four persons have died in Tamil Nadu. The cyclone has since become a severe depression.
Rain fell in Chennai up to 115 mm. According to Chief Minister M K Stalin, as the weather system reached the coast between December 9 and 10, almost 400 trees in Chennai were damaged by winds of 70 kmph.
Reporters were told by Mr. Stalin, who assessed the situation in the Kasimedu area, that the government had taken preventive measures to avoid significant damage. He remarked, “This government proved that any tragedy can be managed with careful planning.
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Around 11.30 p.m. on Friday, the cyclone made landfall. At 1.30 a.m., it had crossed the coast near Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) in Tamil Nadu, uprooting hundreds of trees in Chengalpattu and the nearby city of Chennai.
Along with shops along the seashore, boats have been damaged in Kovalam, which is close to Mamallapuram. “Shops’ tin roofs were damaged by the storm. The state’s fisheries and revenue officials are investigating boat damage “said Kovalam Village Panchayat President Shobana Thangam.
Early on Saturday, there were reports of heavy rain in several locations in Andhra Pradesh’s south coastline and Rayalaseema districts. In Tirupati district, Naidupeta, 281.5 mm of rain fell in the past 24 hours ending at 8:30 am on Saturday, according to a status report from the AP government.
The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) member of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) named the cyclone (WMO). Its pronunciation is “Man-Dous,” and its Arabic translation is “treasure box.”
Tropical cyclone warning centers and specialized regional meteorological centers across the world give cyclones their unique names. There are five tropical warning centers, and six regional centers, including the IMD.
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