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The day after cyclone Vardah: As it happened

By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 21:51
Zee Media Bureau
Rescue and relief operations

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.

Latest Updates

21:51 PM

Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam writes to PM Modi requesting to depute a team to study extensive damages caused by cyclonic storm.

21:51 PM

16 people lost their lives in cyclone Vardah. Families of deceased will be given 4 Lakh each from state disaster relief fund, says TN government.

21:50 PM

Schools and colleges in Chennai, Kanchipuram and Thiruvallur district to remain closed for tomorrow, says Tamil Nadu government.

14:49 PM

Extend sympathies to those affected by Cyclone Vardah, appreciate Govt's efforts in rescue operations. Hope everything will be fine: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh


11:00 AM

Will extend possible assistance to Tamil Nadu. We'll discuss contribution that can be made to TN: Andhra Pradesh CM

Instructed Revenue, Police, State Disaster Response Force & other depts not to lower their guard against cyclone Vardah: Andhra Pradesh CM

10:14 AM

Helpline numbers

10:13 AM

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

10:04 AM

Flight operations resume at Tirupati Airport after it was temporarily suspended due to Cyclone Vardah 

09:58 AM

Cyclone Vardah's activity over north Tamil Nadu moved further west-southwestwards during past 6 hrs at speed of 20 kmph,weakened into depression: NDMA

09:58 AM

WATCH: Trees uprooted, damage caused in several parts of Chennai after cyclone vardah made a landfall

First Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 21:52
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