Live Stay indoors says TN government as Cyclone Vardah starts crossing near Chennai

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Chennai Cyclone Helpline: 04425619206; 25619511; 25384965; 25383694; 25367823;25387570 and 9445477207/203/206 The tidal wave of about one meter height above the astronomical tide is very likely to inundate the low lying areas of Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts of Tamil Nadu and Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh during the time of landfall, says an IMD forecast.

The rainfall intensity will increase gradually becoming heavy to very heavy rainfall (7-19 cm) at a few places and isolated extremely heavy rainfall (≥ 20 cm) over Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts of Tamil Nadu and Nellore and Prakasam districts of Andhra Pradesh on December 12 (ii) Wind warning: Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 Many parts of Chennai have started receiving heavy rainfall.

The letter said, "In view of the impending 'Vardah' cyclone, Government issues an advisory to private undertakings/establishments to permit their staff to avail holiday permission or work from home on 12.12.2016, as being done in many IT and private companies."

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