Nivar Cyclone’s Severity Dips After It Crosses TN, Puducherry Coast

The heavy sea winds crossed the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts on Wednesday night, inundating several areas of the state and the union territory with its non-stop rains

Raghav N

November 26, 2020

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Cyclone Nivar crossed the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast near Puducherry on the intervening night of 25 November and 26 November. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the hurricane travelled at an approximate wind speed of 120-130 kmph. It began its landfall on late Wednesday night and weakened into a cyclonic storm, though the sea along the coast continues to remain rough.

According to the weather authorities, heavy to very heavy rains are expected in Puducherry and all fishing activities and other water activities have been completely suspended until further notice. The region received 20 centimetres of showers in the last 20 hours. Though no casualties were reported from the union territory, the natural calamity uprooted several trees, damaged electric poles and flooded various pockets of the region. As per reports, CM V Narayanaswamy’s residence was also water-logged yesterday. Section 144 to prevent people from stepping out of their homes has been imposed in the popular holiday destination for three days. Liutenant Governor (LG) Kiran Bedi urged the state’s population to stay alert and move to safer places ahead of the tempest.

Cuddalore and Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu continue to receive incessant showers and strong winds.

 

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