Winds were estimated at 65 mph (105 km/h) during landfall. The Collector of Visakhapatnam, Pravin Kumar, is actively participating in the precaution measures against the cyclone Vardah and directed the civil supplies officials to ensure sufficient stock of commodities in case of any causalities. Cyclone Vardah: Airlines take steps for passenger safety, succour. The cyclone killed 24 people in the state, and caused ₹22,573 crore (US$3.35 billion) in damage. Cyclone Vardah that crossed Chennai coast on Monday has affected power generation at North Chennai Thermal Power Station's (NCTPS) 600 MW Unit 1, the Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO) said on Tuesday. Vardah crossed the eastern coast of India close to Chennai in the afternoon hours of December 12, 2016. Here, in numbers, are the developments in the wake of Cyclone Vardah: 10 dead: At least 10 persons died in rain-related incidents in Chennai on Dec. 12. (Source: PTI) WHEN THE first gusts of Cyclone Vardah reached Chennai’s coastline last Monday, strewing the streets with uprooted trees, Tamil Nadu braced for a repeat of the horrors of 2015. At the Marina beach in Chennai, after Cyclone Vardah hit the eastern coast on December 12. During the 2015 Chennai floods and Cyclone Vardah in 2016, Vandalur Zoo suffered a lot of damage. Various domestic airlines on Monday said they have initiated steps to minimise customer inconvenience and ensure safety of and provide succour to passengers travelling from or to Chennai in the aftermath of cyclone Vardah… Learning lessons from past experiences, officials said adequate measures have been put … December 13, 2016, 15:26 IST explore: India Cyclone Vardah Affects 1,850 MW Power Generation in Tamil Nadu.