Cyclone Mandous

Cyclone Mandous wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu. On December 9, Cyclone Mandous, which emerged from the Bay of Bengal, had made its landfall in Mamallapuram, 30 km from Chennai. This resulted in heavy rainfall and squally winds in parts of coastal Tamil Nadu. The cyclone crossed the coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota at around 1.30 am on December 10, before weakening into a deep depression.

Steps by government

To tackle any kind of emergency, as many as 16,000 police personnel and 1,500 Home guards were deployed in the state for security, relief, and rescue tasks, and a 40-member team of the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Response Force, in addition to 12 District Disaster Response Force teams, were on standby, the police said. Nearly 400 personnel of the NDRF and State Disaster Response Force teams were stationed in coastal regions, including near the Cauvery delta area. Barricades were set up in the city to prevent motorists from getting closer to potholes and other areas with water stagnation.