Cyclonic storm Mandous in India left four people dead in the heavy rainfall, crossing the coast at Mamallapuram and uprooting a number of trees, authorities announced on Saturday.
"The cyclonic storm Mandous weakened into a deep depression over the north Tamil Nadu coast. To move nearly west-northwestwards and gradually weaken into a depression by noon of 10th December," the Regional Meteorological Centre Chennai said in a tweet.
Gagandeep Singh Bedi, Commissioner at the Greater Chennai Corporation, noted that more than 200 people were relocated to camps, adding that around 9,000 were provided with food.
"98 cattle died. 151 houses and huts got damaged, other damages are being calculated. In Chennai 400 trees were uprooted," said Tamil Nadu CM.
"We were prepared for the cyclone and had cut the branches of 15000 trees to avoid accidents. 500 staff, 300 vehicles were deployed so the main road was cleared and traffic was not disrupted," Bedi added.
S Balachandran, DDGM, RMC Chennai, noted: “Cyclone Mandous crossed the coast and is in deep depression and its strength is weakening.
“It is moving towards the Northwest direction so areas in northwest districts will witness strong winds of 55-65 kmph which will further decrease by evening to 30-40 kmph.”