Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Okay Palaniswami on Tuesday declared a statewide public vacation on November 25, Wednesday, in view of cyclone Nivar. All schools- public and private- have been shut till additional discover.
Meanwhile, Section 144, prohibiting the meeting of greater than 4 people, will be put in Puducherry, starting Tuesday evening and will proceed until the morning of November 26, Puducherry’s District Magistrate knowledgeable.
“All departments are on high alert and will work in close coordination for restoring electricity, water, etc. We are working overtime to ensure that there is no loss of life,” mentioned V Narayanasamy, Chief Minister, Puducherry.
Six particular trains of the Thiruvananthapuram division of the Southern Railways have been cancelled on November 25 in view of the IMD forecast of cyclonic storm Nivar.
Trains which have been cancelled are:
- Train No 02634 Kanyakumari Chennai Egmore Daily Superfast Express Special
- Train No 02633 Chennai Egmore Kanyakumari Daily Superfast Express Special
- Train No 06724 Kollam Chennai Egmore Daily (Ananthapuri) Express Special
- Train No 06723 Chennai Egmore Kollam Daily (Ananthapuri) Express Special
- Train No 06102 Kollam Chennai Egmore Express Special through Sengottai, Madurai Jn
- Train No 06101 Chennai Egmore Kollam Express Special through Madurai Jn, Sengottai
Cyclone Nivar, which was intensified into cyclonic storm shaped over the south-west Bay of Bengal as a result of deep despair, is sort of 50 km south-west of Chennai and is shifting north-westward. It is more likely to transfer in the direction of the coast of Tamil Nadu and cross by Puducherry at round 5 pm on Wednesday, mentioned RK Jenamani, Senior Scientist, India Meteorological Department.
It might intensify additional, Jenamani added.
The coastal areas of Tamil Nadu are anticipated to obtain heavy rain between November 23-26.
“Extremely heavy rainfall is expected in coastal and north interior Tamil Nadu districts on November 25. The most vulnerable zone is north Tamil Nadu districts,” mentioned Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, DG, IMD.
Puducherry has put in ‘Number 7 storm warning cage’ on the port areas in response to the cyclonic storm, which means the port will expertise extreme climate from a storm of sunshine or moderate-intensity that is anticipated to cross over or close to the port.
Thirty groups of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been pressed into motion throughout Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Puducherry as Cyclone Nivar strikes in the direction of the southern coast of India, NDRF knowledgeable.
“Alerting community, facilitating local administration across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry,” mentioned Satya Pradhan, NDRF’s Director-General mentioned in a tweet.
Nearly 12 groups of the catastrophe aid physique have additionally been deployed, while 18 are on standby throughout the area, carefully monitoring the state of affairs.
Moreover, a catastrophe rescue staff of 40 people has reached in Pondicherry with the protection tools to deal with the storm.
(With company inputs)