Cyclone thane wrecked coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring union territory of Puducherry this morning.
Flights have been disrupted, trains are either called-off or delayed by multiple hours.
Electricity is absent and Puducherry is currently facing heavy showers with winds zooming above 130-140kmph.
Showers are expected to last for about 4-5 hours (till 1pm, 30th Dec). More information on Cyclone Thane can be found on Tamil Nadu Whetherman website.
People can contact the helplines in case of emergency.
Here are the helpline numbers,
- Chennai Corporation are 1913 and 25619237
- Kancheepuram district administration 1077
- Police control room 9445465536 and 27238001
- Tiruvallur district administration – 27661200, police control room 27661010.
Trains running on Chennai Central-Gudur and Chennai Egmore-Villupuram-Cuddalore-Ma
Southern Railway has opened special information centres at Chennai Central and Egmore stations to keep passengers posted on possible rescheduling of services due to the cyclone. The numbers are 044-25357398 and 25330710 at Chennai Central and 044-28190216 at Egmore
Met-department asked people to stay in houses, as a safety measure.
Information taken from India.cd on Facebook.