The day after cyclone Vardah: As it happened
Chennai: Eighteen people were killed in six districts of Tamil Nadu in rain-related incidents linked to Cyclone Vardah that crossed the coast, as Chief Minister O Panneerselvam held a meeting of top officials on Tuesday to speed up work to ensure return of normalcy in storm-hit regions.
The government said it is taking all steps to ensure that the jammed mobile phone networks are restored and a meeting of telecom operators and officials was held.
"A total of 18 persons were killed in rain-related incidents linked to Cyclone Vardah," a top Tamil Nadu government official monitoring the situation told PTI.
He said five each were killed in Chennai and Tiruvallur districts. Four persons died in Kancheepuram district, one each in Villupuram and Nagapattinam districts and two in Tiruvannamali district, the officials added.
All these deaths were in the revenue districts.
Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam writes to PM Modi requesting to depute a team to study extensive damages caused by cyclonic storm.
Honourable CM Thiru.O.Panneerselvam urges PM Modi for 'on account' grant of 1000cr for relief, restoration works in areas hit by Cyclone.
— AIADMK (@AIADMKOfficial) December 13, 2016
Rainfall at many places with isolated heavy falls over north Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas of south interior Karnataka is likely during next 12 hours, says NDMA
Rainfall at many places with isolated heavy falls over north TN & adjoining areas of south interior Karnataka is likely during next 12 hrs
— NDMA India (@ndmaindia) December 13, 2016
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