The Thane effect: rough seas and empty beaches

CNN-IBN | Dec 30, 2011 at 12:26pm

Chennai: The Marina beach in Chennai lay largely deserted on Friday as people chose to stay home fearing the cyclone Thane. The cyclone hit coastal Tamil Nadu early on Friday morning packing a wind speed of 140 kmph, bringing heavy rainfall to Chennai and Nagapattinam, and killing three in Cuddalore.