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Cyclone Vardah's devastation in pictures

People stranded at a Chennai Railway station after cyclone Vardah lashed the city on Dec 13, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

Cyclone Vardah's devastation in pictures

Chennaities woke up to uprooted trees, big broken branches blocking the roads, fallen name boards, hoardings, damaged compound walls and vehicles under fallen trees, power cut and lack of milk supplies on Tuesday, a day after severe cyclone Vardah ripped through the city.

People in residential localities while awed by the damage caused by the cyclone, started cleaning their compound of fallen trees, leaves and other muck that was blown by the cyclonic winds.

In a statement issued on Monday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said over 4,000 trees fell. According to citizens, the number could be much more if one takes into account the trees inside the residential compounds.

Although the authorities cleared the main roads of fallen trees for traffic, it would take a couple of days for them to clear the trees in the residential areas.

Text credits: IANS, Photo credits: Twitter

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