Chavakkad: Sudden high tides lashed Thottappu light house beach here on Monday, destroying the lounges built by a group of youths for visitors.

On seeing the high tides, the fishermen managed to move their boats and nets to safer locations. However, the lounges, that included chairs and umbrellas and built by a group of youths with the help of NGOs, were completely submerged.   

It is suspected that the high tides are influenced by Cyclone Vardah which wreaked havoc on the Andhra and Chennai coasts. However, Taluk Tehsildar A B Gireesh said no such warnings have been received for the area.