Cyclone Vardah made landfall near Chennai today. It has been categorized as “very severe” cyclone. As of now, 2 people are reportedly dead due to the heavy storm. As many as 9,400 people have been evacuated to the relief camps. Cyclone Vardah is crossing the Bay of Bengal coast at around 80-90 kmph wind speed. Chennai Airport has suspended all air operation till further notice. Chennai Suburban network also suspended till further notice.
Emergency response teams are on Standby with a very high level of preparedness. Two Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt sailed to Chennai for relief efforts as part of Operation Madad.
Chennai Corporation Helpline numbers are: 044-25619206, 25619511, 25384965, 25383694, 25383694, 25367823, 25387570.