The South Inda city Chennai is on high alert as cyclone 'Vardah' which is blowing at 100 Kmph is expected to make a landfall on the shores of the city on December 12, 2016, Monday evening. According to experts, the coasts of North Tamil Nadu and South Andhra are likely to be most affected due to this cyclone.

S Balachandran, the Director in Charge of Area Cyclone Warning Centre, Chennai told that torrential rains would happen in and around Chennai on Monday, and it will create heavy showers even in the northern districts of Chennai, Tiruvallurn and Kanchipuram. Rains measuring more than 20 cms are expected.

Experts believe that during the landfall on December 12, 2016, places like Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Puducherry will witness heavy rain, and after the cyclone crosses, showers will happen in Vellore and Dharmapuri.

Chennai on high alert

O Panneerselvam, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, conducted an urgent meeting yesterday, and after the discussion, the Government has sanctioned holiday for all schools and professional colleges in the above cities and some other districts close to the affected areas.

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The Government has also asked private organisations and IT companies to give their employees an opportunity to work from home on Monday.

The State Government has also made necessary measures to combat the situation, and a battalion of National Disaster Response Force have been deployed in the city.

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The Indian Air Force base located in Tambaram has also been asked to stay on high alert, as the cyclone is pretty deadly in nature. The IAF group Captain Ravinder Singh told that his boys are ready to meet any contingencies which may arise due to cyclone Vardah.

S Thampi, the Deputy General of Meteorology said that the seas would be very rough on December 12, and he has warned fishermen to stay away from the sea at any cost.

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On the other hand, N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra met with scientists in ISRO and had discussed the course of the cyclone in the state.

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