At least six persons are reported killed, as Cyclone Gaja crossed the coast near Nagapattinam and Thiruvanur districts, in Tamil Nadu (TN), in the wee hours of Friday morning. The cyclone crossed TN and Puducherry coasts. Over 70,000 people have been evacuated and schools and colleges remained closed on Friday. Even as it crossed the coast, Gaja brought with it 3 cm to 8 cm rainfall in several coastal districts of TN and Puducherry. Thousands of electric poles were damaged in Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur and Thanjavur districts.