Hirunews Logo
Cyclone+Vardah+headed+for+landfall%2C+thousands+evacuated+in+Tamil+Nadu%2C+Andhra+
Monday, 12 December 2016 - 14:06
Cyclone Vardah headed for landfall, thousands evacuated in Tamil Nadu, Andhra
22

Shares
2,752

Views
Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh evacuated thousands of people from coastal areas and shut down educational institutions on Monday as a “very severe” cyclonic storm packing windspeed up to 120km per hour headed for landfall close to Chennai.

Ahead of Cyclone Vardah’s landfall, heavy rains pounded the entire north coastal Tamil Nadu and Nellore in southern Andhra Pradesh while waves as high as 20 feet lashed the coast.

Met officials said Cyclone Vardah – which means red rose -- has gained in speed and intensity on its journey across the Bay of Bengal, belying predictions it would weaken considerably.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
559 Views
397 Views
5,396 Views
8,860 Views
25 Views
13,486 Views
Top