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Cyclone Nivar Makes Landfall Near Puducherry, Tamil Nadu Braces For Heavy Rains

Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu recorded the highest rainfall. It recorded 24.6 cm of rain from 8.30 pm to 2.30 pm on Wednesday night.

 

Cyclone Nivar hit the Bay of Puducherry late on Wednesday night. This process of landfall lasted from 11.30 am to 2.30 am after which its speed is decreasing. Wind speed has also decreased from 75 to 65 km/h. However, the Meteorological Department says that the threat is not yet over.

According to Chennai Meteorological Department, the storm will weaken over the next 6 hours (till 12 noon). According to Tamil Nadu minister RB Udayakumar, there has been no casualty due to the storm. There is also no report of crop damage. There have been incidents of wall collapse in some areas. However, 2.5 lakh people were already evacuated.

Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu recorded the highest rainfall. It recorded 24.6 cm of rain from 8.30 pm to 2.30 pm on Wednesday night. At the same time, Puducherry received 23.7 cm of rain during this period. The rain still continues here. Nagapattanam recorded 6.3 cm, 8.8 cm in Karaikal and 8.9 cm in Chennai. Chief Minister E Palanisamy on Thursday also appealed to the people of the affected area to stay indoors.

According to IMD, there are chances of heavy rain in the affected areas on Thursday. Naval ship INS Jyoti is present in Tamil Nadu for relief and rescue operations and INS Sumitra has left from Vishakhapatnam. The Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority has issued heavy rain warnings in 24 districts of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu.

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