Cyclone Vardah is expected to hit Tamil Nadu. Coastal areas of the state have experienced heavy rainfall along with strong winds since morning. Andhra Pradesh, on the other hand, is on High Alert and teams from the Navy and Disaster response force are on standby to face the Cyclone Vardah.
All schools and colleges in Chennai have been ordered to shut for today. The power supply was also suspended in many parts of the Southern region as a precautionary measure.
The Met department says that the sea will be rough along the Andhra Pradesh and North Tamil Nadu and Rain is expected to increase gradually in the northern districts of Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, and Chennai.
People in Low lying areas have been asked to move to the safer zone.
A statement from the chief minister’s office said, “Arrangements to be made for evacuating people in low-lying and vulnerable areas. Relief centers to be kept in readiness along with necessary food, water, and other arrangements. Army, Navy, Airforce and Coast Guard have been alerted to be on standby for deployment as and when necessary”.
The Navy said it is ready for the relief operation of the Cyclone Vardah. Their ships have additional drivers, doctors, integral helicopters and relief material including food, tents, clothes, Medicines, and blankets.