Cyclone Vardah Blows through Chennai

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20171 views
Published: January 13, 2017

Heavy winds and flooding hit India with the arrival of Cyclone Vardah on Monday, December 12.

Flights have been cancelled, schools were <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/151457?collection=tropical-cyclone-vardah_3264" target="_blank">closed down</a>, and <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/cyclone-vardah-leaves-behind-a-trail-of-destruction-in-chennai-claims-seven-lives/articleshow/55944340.cms" target="_blank">seven people</a> have been reported dead in the storm. Reports say winds reached as high 140 km/h (87 mph), and officials say more than 500 trees were knocked over, blocking roads across the area.

In this video, heavy gusts of wind and rain can be seen hitting the city of Chennai. More videos of the storm can be seen in our <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/collections/tropical-cyclone-vardah_3264" target="_blank">collection</a>.

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