Chennai, Dec 11 (BPNS)
With heavy rains pounding many parts of Tamil Nadu after Cyclone Mandous touched the land, five people were left dead and 10,000 people were lodged in shelter homes.
Tamil Nadu revenue department officials told BPNS that around 300 houses were damaged in the rains after Cyclone Mandous and 169 shelters set up in Chennai and its suburbs alone.
The red alert announced in Kancheepuram ,Chengalpattu and Villupuram districts of Tamil Nadu continue for Sunday also. The Tamil Nadu government is likely to declare a holiday for schools and other educational institutions including colleges on Monday also considering the heavy damages caused by Cyclone Mandous.
More than 500 trees were uprooted during the Cyclone and the Greater Chennai Corporation officials removed them by Sunday morning. The Hindustan Petroleum Outlet on Pantheon Road, Chennai was damaged after a huge banyan tree crashed on it. However, workers were unhurt as the banyan tree crashed on the outlet just after the workers had closed the pump and left.
The Greater Chennai Police were also involved in clearing the trees that were uprooted during the Cyclone.
Meanwhile Tamil Nadu Chief Minister , M.K. Stalin told media persons that proper preparation and planning for Cyclone Mandous has led to the concerned departments swinging into action and thus reducing the damage.