February 6, 2023
Cyclone Mandous To Cross Coast Near Chennai, Rescue Teams Deployed In Tamil Nadu

Mandous is predicted to maneuver west-northwestwards and intensify additional right into a extreme cyclonic storm.


Moderate to heavy rainfall is predicted in Tamil Nadu as cyclonic storm ‘Mandous’ over Bay of Bengal is prone to intensify right into a extreme cyclonic storm quickly after which weaken progressively and cross the coast close to right here on December 9 midnight, the India Meteorological Department stated on Thursday.

The Tamil Nadu authorities stated 12 groups — comprising practically 400 personnel from the National Disaster Response Force and the State pressure — have been deployed in 10 districts together with Nagapattinam and Thanjavur within the Cauvery delta area, Chennai, its three neighbouring districts and Cuddalore. A vacation has been declared for colleges and schools on Friday.

In an up to date bulletin, the IMD stated the cyclonic storm ‘Mandous’ (pronounced as ‘Man-dous’) over Southwest Bay of Bengal moved additional and it’s about 480 km off east south east of Chennai and 390 km from Kariakal.

On December 9, gentle to reasonable rainfall is predicted at most locations and heavy to very heavy showers at a number of locations and very heavy rainfall at remoted locations in north coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is probably going in adjoining south coastal Andhra Pradesh and north inside Tamil Nadu and Rayalaseema. Following the land fall, the rainfall is about to recede.

It is predicted to maneuver west-northwestwards and intensify additional right into a extreme cyclonic storm. “It will maintain its intensity of severe cyclonic storm till early morning of 9th December and then weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm tomorrow.” It could be very prone to cross coast close to Mamallapuram right here with a most sustained wind velocity of 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph on December 9 midnight. Mamallapuram, also called Mahabalipuram is about 50 km from right here.

Chairing a excessive stage assembly on the Secretariat, Chief Secretary V Irai Anbu tasked officers to make sure that all stipulated measures are adopted together with prior announcement on launch of surplus water from reservoirs and shifting folks residing in vunerable areas to reduction shelters. The authorities suggested folks to keep away from travelling on Friday.

A defence launch stated that a number of measures have been initiated by the Coast Guard (Eastern Region) in view of the cyclonic storm. “CG ships and aircraft have been continuously issuing advisories and shepherding fishing boats to return to harbour.” All oil rigs, offshore installations have been requested to make sure security of personnel, the discharge stated.

The well-marked low strain space over southeast Bay of Bengal intensified right into a despair on December 6 and it additional intensified right into a “deep depression” and lay about 750 km off Chennai as on Wednesday.

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