Tropical storm Michaung hit the coast of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, bringing heavy rain and high waves with it.
Water inundated coastal cities, floods also damaged important infrastructure, the BBC writes, adding that at least 9,500 people were evacuated.
Footage of the affected areas shows city streets under water. In addition, the rain and wind snapped power poles and uprooted trees.
Over 140 train and 40 air connections were canceled due to the ravages of the elements, ČTK summarizes. The India Meteorological Department has predicted that bad weather conditions will prevail in the state till Thursday, writes the Hindustan Times server.
Torrential rains also affected the states of Tamil Nadu and Odisha. The authorities in Chennai, the metropolis of seven million people in the state of Tamil Nadu, reported the death of nine people in connection with the weather.
AP released footage showing Chennai streets turning into rivers. Traffic was stopped at the airport there due to a flooded runway.
The city of Chennai and its surroundings is an important center of electronics production.
The Taiwanese companies Foxconn and Pegatron had to interrupt the production of iPhone phones that they assemble for Apple in their factories due to bad weather.
Foxconn, which employs about 35,000 people in its factory, said that it will decide when to resume production depending on the situation, writes The Guardian.
For Pegatron, this is another plant closure in a short period of time. In September, a fire broke out at the manufacturing plant and the assembly of phones was temporarily stopped.