The cyclone, Guja, had damaged public infrastructure and private properties in about 10 districts, the Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement.
“The cyclone also led to the shifting of about one lakh people to relief camps in Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Trichi, Dindigul and Theni districts,” it said.
“The cyclone had caused damages to hundreds of houses, felled over more than 5,000 trees and about 13,000 electric poles across the state. Life was severely hit as the supply of electricity and essentials was disrupted and transport was affected.
“The state and the Central governments should take all possible steps for rescue, relief and rehabilitation of all those who are affected. The Central government should provide adequate financial help to the state.”