Cyclone Nivar Update: Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Gear up and Take Safety Measures
Cyclone Nivar to soon hit Tamil Nadu and Puducherry’s coastal line.
Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh are under high alert as cyclone Nivar has been looming over these three southern cities. It is expected that cyclone Nivar can cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram later this evening. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), it is very likely to intensify further into a “very severe cyclonic storm”. Due to Nivar cyclone, several areas of Tamil Nadu are speculated to face heavy rainfalls.
As the weather condition in Tamil Nadu is getting severe by the hour, State Government of Tamil Nadu is gearing up for the worst possibilities during the cyclone. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also assured every possible help to the Cheif Ministers of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The above video previews the clippings of Puducherry’s coastal line before cyclone Nivar hit the cities shore. Several areas of Tamil Nadu are facing heavy rainfalls. Puducherry’s Cheif Minister V. Narayanasamy has been monitoring the weather condition of Puducherry through the control room.
Apart from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh is also on high alert as cyclone Nivar might also affect these areas. Cyclone Nivar can affect the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. It can hit the areas with a wind speed of 120 to 130 km per hour. Cyclone Nivar has, in the wee hours of Wednesday, increased into a severe cyclonic storm and entered the southwest Bay of Bengal, moving westwards about 310 km from Cuddalore. Due to this, the government is currently on alert and civilians are been moved to safer places.
November 25, Wednesday has been announced as a public holiday in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Talking about the government safety measures during the cyclone, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh has appointed over 1200 safeguards. Apart from that, 800 militarians are also been alerted. National carrier Indigo on Tuesday announced that due to Cyclone Nivar it has cancelled 49 flights to and from southern India on November 25. Nivar is the second cyclone in the Bay of Bengal in 2020. In May, Cyclone Amphan had developed into a ‘super cyclonic storm’.
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