The Madras Atomic Power Station located in Kalpakkam, 70 km away from Chennai metropolis and the adjoining Bay of Bengal, has activated its cyclone safety equipment as Tamil Nadu and Puducherry brace for the affect of extreme cyclone ‘Nivar’. The climate system is predicted to make landfall between Karaikal and Mamallapuram by Wednesday (November 25) late night.
According to the Station Director M.Srinivas, the facility station’s unit 2 is working at full capability of 220 MW and all plant techniques are functioning usually and are anticipated to resist the affect of Cyclone Nivar because it makes landfall.
Preparedness measures together with putting sandbags on the coastal facet, clearing of storm drains, inspection of plant buildings and construction have been finished, added the assertion from the plant, which operates beneath Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited.
It added that the station authorities had been on excessive alert, intently monitoring the climate bulletins and are able to take needed actions when required.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Okay Palaniswami introduced a public vacation on Wednesday for the state, as a number of districts brace for the heavy rains and gusty winds.
According to an replace from the climate division, Cyclone Nivar is about 410 km East-Southeast of Puducherry and is predicted to accentuate right into a extreme cyclonic storm by Wednesday, lashing the coast with gusty winds of 100-110 kmph because it makes landfall.
Under the affect of this climate system, rains are anticipated to lash the coastal areas till Thursday.