Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Ok Palaniswami declared a statewide public vacation on Wednesday as Cyclone Nivar is anticipated to cross Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram tomorrow night.
“The severe cyclonic storm is expected to cross between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry by tomorrow evening. Under the influence of this cyclone, rainfall is expected to continue up to 27th November in Tamil Nadu,” S Balachandran, India Meteorological Department (IMD) Chennai stated.
The IMD stated that the cyclone has a wind pace of 100-110 kmph and gusting to 120 kmph. The coastal areas of Tamil Nadu are anticipated to obtain heavy rain between November 23-26.
With the onset of the cyclone, rains began pouring closely within the Thiruvarur district on Tuesday night.
“Extremely heavy rainfall expected in coastal and north interior Tamil Nadu districts on November 25. The most vulnerable zone is north Tamil Nadu districts,” Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General (DG), IMD stated at this time.
As a precautionary measure, on behalf of the Tamil Nadu Railway Police, a workforce of catastrophe rescue and swimmers had been additionally placed on standby.
“As many as 12 teams are positioned in Tamil Nadu, two teams in Puducherry and one team in Karaikal for monitoring the situation. Three teams are also positioned in Nellore while one team is in Chittoor. Additional three teams are pre-positioned in Vizag. Total 22 teams available on the ground and eight teams on standby. Total 30 teams committed to tackling the cyclone,” he acknowledged.
Following the IMD warning concerning the cyclone posing a grave hazard to life and well being and security of the general public, Section 144, prohibiting the meeting of greater than 4 folks, has been imposed in Puducherry, starting Tuesday night time. It will proceed until the morning of November 26, Puducherry’s District Magistrate knowledgeable.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry all doable helps from the Centre.
Indian Navy additionally knowledgeable that 5 flood reduction groups and a diving workforce is prepared for deployment at Chennai.
“One flood relief team each on standby at Naval Detachment Nagapattinam, Rameswaram and air station INS Parundu. INS Jyoti deployed with HADR brick and diving teams along Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast,” the Indian Navy stated.
RK Jenamani, senior scientist at IMD, stated Nivar Cyclone is presently 50km south-west of Chennai and is transferring north-westward.
“The prediction is that it is likely to move towards Tamil Nadu coast and cross close to Puducherry at around 5 pm tomorrow. It will intensify further,” he added.
Puducherry has put in “Number 7 storm warning cage at the port areas” in response to the cyclonic storm, which implies the port will expertise extreme climate from a storm of sunshine or moderate-intensity that’s anticipated to cross over or close to the port. A catastrophe rescue workforce of 40 folks have reached Puducherry with the protection gear to cope with the storm.
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