After the Cyclone Mandous alert, Disaster relief teams deployed in Chennai. Schools and colleges in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Vellore, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Ranipet, Perambalur, Thanjavur, Pudukottai and some other districts in Tamil Nadu will remain closed on Friday (December 9) due to forecast of heavy rain in the wake of cyclone Mandous. The collectors of the respective districts declared the holiday.
Schools and colleges in Puducherry and Karaikal in the Union territory will also remain closed on Friday. The cyclone is expected to bring heavy rain in Chennai and a few other districts in Tamil Nadu on December 9 and 10.
Cyclone Mandous has now intensified into several cyclonic storms and lay centred at 1730 IST over SW BoB about 350 km ESE of Karaikal and about 440 km SE of Chennai. Railways issues helpline number for Chennai passengers in view of cyclone Mandous.