Devastating Cyclone Mandous all set to hit coastal Tamil Nadu, AP

A deep depression that can intensifying into a Devastating Cyclone Mandous in the south Bay of Bengal is set to hit north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh coasts, as forecasted by the Indian Meteorological Department. The low pressure that was formed in the southwest Bay of Bengal has intensified into a depression as of now and is likely to further intensify into a cyclone that will lead to heavy rainfall in the adjoining areas. The cyclone is expected to move towards west-northwest direction crossing north coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and the adjoining south Andhra Pradesh with an expected wind speed of 65-75 kmph in the wee hours of December 10, 2022. The concerned authorities have already been briefed and also placed on high alert to deal with the situation.


Rainfall expected in several states

Several states are expected to receive moderate to heavy rainfall as a result of this Devastating Cyclone Mandous. The adjoining districts of the south coastal Andhra Pradesh is expected to receive isolated heavy rainfalls whereas, coastal Tamil Nadu , Puducherry and areas of Karaikal and Rayalseema are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall starting December 9 and December 10. The wind speed forecasted will be in the range of 50-60 kmph by December 10 afternoons but expected to reduce its intensity to 40-50 kmph by the same night.

Damage control measures in place for the Devastating Cyclone Mandous

The Devastating Cyclone Mandous has called for regular emergency protocols to be in-effect as the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been briefed and kept on alert. The NDRF spokesperson has confirmed that their team has been briefed and is prepared to handle the situation. The same has been echoed by the Chittoor District Collector and the Chief Minister of Puducherry with respect to the relief operations and food supplies in their respective states.

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