Cyclone Vardah today afternoon hit the Tamil Nadu coast, with winds touching almost 140 kmph. The natural calamity claimed lives of at least seven people.
The state witnessed heavy winds with rainfall since morning. However, by the evening the speed of the wind reduced to 15-25 kmph.
Several teams of NDRF were deployed in the state to tackle mishap if any.
All the schools and colleges in the TN declared holiday for the day.
A light impact was also seen in the neighbouring state Andhra Pradesh.