Chennai Skies Turn Grey, As Cyclone Mandous Arrives

A deep depression in the southern bay of Bengal turned into a cyclonic storm Mandous on the intermittent night of 8th December

The storm is 460 km east-southeast of Karikal and 540 km southeast of Chennai

A red alert has been issued in 13 districts of Chennai and the National Disaster Response Force has been deployed

Cyclone Mandous is expected to hit been Puducherry and Sriharikota, on midnight of Decemeber 9th

Section 144 of CRPC, has been imposed in Puducherry as the cyclone gets closer

The heavy rainfall is expected to be accompanied with gusting winds of 70 to 90 kmph