LIVE Cyclone Nivar News: Nivar Taking Rowdy, Heavy Rain in Chennai; Many trains and flight canals

NDRF teams along with local administration are helping evacuate people from areas affected by the cyclone.

25th November, 2020


The low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal has turned into a severe cyclone 'Prevention'. The storm is slowly intensifying and is likely to hit the coast of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry at night. During this time, winds will go at a speed of 100-110 kmph, which will reach 145 kmph later. The Meteorological Department is keeping a close watch on it. The impact of the cyclone is now being seen in many areas. Heavy rains have started in Chennai and Kanchipuram. In the wake of the storm, South-Western Railway has canceled two trains scheduled for tomorrow. Apart from this, 26 flights to and from Chennai have also been canceled.

Cyclone Nivar News Update:
- In view of cyclonic storm prevention, Southern Railway canceled 7 trains on 26 November.

- After heavy rains, there has been severe water logging in the area around Poonamallee in Chennai. Due to the storm, heavy to very heavy rain warning was issued at different places in Thanjavur, Thiruvur, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Myladuthirai, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Kallurachi, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai due to the storm. has gone.

- Chief Minister Narayanasamy said that people have been advised to stay indoors. People living in low-lying areas should move to safer places. 80 centers have been identified where food and medicines are being made available. We will restore power within 12 hours.

In view of the threat of the storm, Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy reviewed the areas around Kalapet area. Mamallapuram is raining with strong winds. Landfall between Karaikal and Mamallapuram is likely to occur between midnight and tomorrow morning.

- Director General of Meteorological Department, Mrityunjay Mohapatra said that cyclone prevention is gradually intensifying. It is capable of structural damage, uprooting trees, damage to tin houses, ruining banana and paddy crops. During this time there will be strong winds and strong rain. Most impact will be in Puducherry and Karaikal.

- Tamil Nadu is seeing the effect of hurricane prevention. After heavy rains in Chennai, there has been waterlogging in many areas. Cyclone Prevention will hit the coast of Tamil Nadu today. According to the department, cyclone prevention will take the form of a severe cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours and it is 380 km south-east of Puducherry and 430 km from Chennai.

- Cyclonic storm along Karaikal and Mamallapuram along the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will arrive in the late evening with strong wind. The administration of Tamil Nadu and neighboring Union Territory of Puducherry has been put on alert in the wake of the storm and precautionary measures including evacuation of people from vulnerable areas are being taken by the government.

22 teams of NDRF deployed

The NDRF has deployed 22 teams, including a total of 1,200 personnel, for rescue operations in view of the devastation caused by the storm. It has 12 teams in Tamil Nadu, three in Puducherry and seven in Andhra Pradesh. At the same time, the commandants of the battalions located at NDRF headquarters, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are in touch with the concerned state officials. Apart from this, more teams have been kept in reserve in Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), Thrissur (Kerala) and Mundali (Odisha) if needed.

Center reviewed the preparations

The National Disaster Management Committee (NCMC) headed by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba also reviewed the preparedness to deal with prevention. All the concerned officials have been instructed that the preparations should be such that no one is killed and services like electricity and telecom can be restored at the earliest. Disaster relief funds have also been assured to be released soon to the affected states.

Impact started appearing in Chennai

Due to the rains caused by the cyclone, there was traffic jam at various places in Chennai due to flooding of roads. More jam was observed at Anna Salai, GST Road and Kathipada Junction. Its photos also played well on Internet media. 15 IAS officers have been deputed to monitor the situation in the city. The Chennai Municipal Corporation will run 176 relief camps.

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Reported by:
Pankaj Prasad