Cyclone Vardah: No flight operation in Chennai Airport 12 Dec, 2016, 11.19 PM IST. NOTAM was issued this morning after strong cyclonic winds and poor visibility hit Chennai and other parts of the state, throwing life out of gear. Two people have already been killed in the state so far. Unlike 2016, this time, the government departments have made proactive arrangements with lessons learnt from 2016 Cyclone Vardah and the even more devastating Cyclone … Cyclone 'Vardah' hit the Tamil Nadu capital on 12 December, 2016. The cyclone which is passing over the city of Chennai has been termed as a very severe cyclone, said India Meteorological Department (IMD). — Jackky Bhagnani (@jackkybhagnani) 13 December 2016. It was the most severe in two decades, that claimed at least 10 lives, flattened homes to the ground, disabled communication lines and brought the transport system to a halt on Monday, as it crossed Chennai… Key Chennai reservoir opened. December 12, 2016 22:45 IST Updated: December 12, 2016 23:00 IST Share Article; ... Cyclone Vardah batters Chennai December 12, 2016 22:45 IST Updated: December 12, 2016 23:00 IST December 13, 2016 This article is more than 2 years old. Chennai streets have uprooted trees, broken branches, damaged walls scattered all over. Cyclone Vardah in December 2016 knocked out an estimated 33,000 trees in Chennai city alone. The cyclone hit the coast about 10 km north of Chennai. ... 2016. The cyclone named Vardah made landfall north of Chennai at around 3pm. Reportedly, four persons had lost their lives due to … ... Chennai, besides other areas. "The cyclone in Chennai has impacted one of our undersea network cables which may affect Internet speeds," top telecoms firm Airtel said in a text alert to customers. WATCH VIDEO : Cyclone Vardah kills 10, people evacuated to safer places Cyclone Vardah is set for landfall, gives rain over Chennai Dec 12, 2016 13:00 Cyclonic storm Vardah is just a few inches away from wreaking havoc over the capital city of Tamil Nadu. The disastrous cyclonic storm has damaged property and claimed as many as 10 lives. In October 2013, Cyclone Nilam caused several deaths, including that of seafarers, in Chennai. The very severe Cyclone storm Vardah is presently over west-central and adjoining southwest Bay of Ben A part of cyclone Vardah hit the Tamil Nadu coast on Monday afternoon, with winds touching 90 kmph and killing four people, while the central part of it is the process of crossing, authorities said.