At least 3 people lost their lives to Cyclone Nivar, which made landfall near Puducherry.
Around 100 huts suffered damage and over 380 trees uprooted.
Strong winds and heavy rains lashed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as the cyclone made landfall.
Puducherry received the highest rainfall of 30cm, followed by Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu with 27cm.
Water-logging was also reported from several areas.
Though the severe cyclonic storm has weakened, rains will continue in Chennai for next 2 days.
Fishermen have been advised to not venture into the sea in south-coastal Andhra Pradesh and north-coastal Tamil Nadu.
The IMD has also issued a yellow alert in Bengaluru and surrounding areas.
The Centre is closely monitoring the situation and assured all possible help.