Three States On High Alert As Cyclone Nivar Heads Closer, Chennai Witnesses Heavy Rainfall

High alert issued on Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Andra Pradesh to minimize the impact of tropical cyclone Nivar. Have a look at the steps taken by the government so far.

Several states in South India have been put under high alert as tropical cyclone Nivar is expected to hit the country in the next few hours. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) across Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh, and Puducherry has been put on alert as these states are expected to witness maximum Nivar impact in the country. Chennai has also been under surveillance as the city has been experiencing continuous heavy rainfall since the last 24 hours. The wind speed is predicted to be between 100-150 km/hr, hence creating a tense and worrisome environment in these places. Heavy rainfalls are a solid indicator of the approaching cyclone and its intensity.

Here is a look at the ZEE5 video with all details regarding cyclone Nivar and its probable impact:

Three states- Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh, and Puducherry have been put on high alert owing to the developments of cyclone Nivar. Chennai city and various locations around it have been witnessing heavy rainfall since the last 24 hours, fueling the fear among locals. A number of places including roads and residential areas have been flooded by the heavy rainfall, worsening the situation.

According to predictions so far, the wind speed is expected to go as far as 150 km/hr, which could create quite a havoc in the places around the shores. Structural damage is also expected with heavy effect on Kaccha and tin houses, trees, and weak fences. A few places, especially around the shores, have been evacuated to minimize the impact while NDRF remains on alert to deal with cyclone Nivar.

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The transport system has also been widely hit due to the cyclone threat and subsequent rainfall. A correspondent from Chennai reports that maximum measures are being taken by these states to avoid setback of any kind. A state-wide holiday has been declared in these places to avoid transport and general commuting.  The Indian Railway Department has cancelled close to 12 paired of trains while metro and airlines remain greatly affected. Metro trains are expected to run between 7 am and 10 pm at a regular interval of ten minutes. Fights are expected to be cancelled due to unfavourable weather until the tropical cyclone passes peacefully.

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