These videos, posted on individual accounts on social media, show the devastation caused by deadly cyclone.
Scary videos of Cyclone Vardah, which made landfall in Chennai at 3:20 pm on Monday, are surfacing on social media. These videos, posted on individual accounts, show the devastation caused by deadly cyclone. A heavy damage to public property can be seen in these visuals. So far, two people have been reported dead in the cyclone.
As per the reports, 7 army columns are working for rescue and relief operations. Naval aircraft is also put on standing mode at the Naval Air Stations Rajali & Dega. One Survey ship has been kept standby to undertake harbour survey in case of requirement, says the Navy. With that, 19 teams of NDRF are working in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to control the situation
Here are some video making rounds on Twitter
1. A video, as claimed in the Tweet, shot at Amazon office, Chennai.
— Harshavardhan (@Harsha_JTCBE) December 12, 2016
2. This video shows a car being blown away by wind. The video is being featured on most news channels.
— REAL FRESH NEWS (@MVT_NEWS) December 12, 2016
3. Cyclone has caused major damage to trees. “Birds get homeless due to the loss of trees ???? God be with the people affected,” Tweeted a person with the video below.
— Nikki Galrani (@nikkigalrani) December 12, 2016
4. A video showing powerful wind.
— Family Paithiyam ✋ (@jegatweet) December 12, 2016
5. A bus being overthrown by wind.
— Dinesh Joshi (@dineshjoshi70) December 12, 2016
Earlier, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said that more than 9,400 people have also been evacuated to 54 relief centres safely so far. Here are some emergency contacts for Chennai as issued by the government: 25619206,25619511,25384965 ,25383694, 25367823, 25387570