Cyclone Nivar: Puducherry, Tamil Nadu Brace for Severe Cyclonic Storm

India | News18 | November 25, 2020, 10:04 am
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 Cyclone Nivar over southwest Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the wee hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 12 hours, crossing Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts during November 25 late evening. (Image: News18)
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Cyclone Nivar over southwest Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the wee hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 12 hours, crossing Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts during November 25 late evening. (Image: News18)

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 Reportedly, 30 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been pressed into the action across Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Puducherry as Cyclone Nivar moves towards the southern coast of India. (Image: News18)
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Reportedly, 30 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been pressed into the action across Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Puducherry as Cyclone Nivar moves towards the southern coast of India. (Image: News18)

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 Inputs received from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Ministry said the cyclone is very likely to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry during late Wednesday evening as a severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph. (Image: News18)
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Inputs received from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Ministry said the cyclone is very likely to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry during late Wednesday evening as a severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph. (Image: News18)

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 CM V Narayanasamy taking stock of the situation as Nivar inches towards Puducherry. (Image: News18)
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CM V Narayanasamy taking stock of the situation as Nivar inches towards Puducherry. (Image: News18)

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 Cyclone Nivar has moved westwards about 320 Km east-southeast of Chennai. (Image: News18)
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Cyclone Nivar has moved westwards about 320 Km east-southeast of Chennai. (Image: News18)

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 Besides strong winds, the cyclone is also expected to bring heavy rains. (Image: News18)
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Besides strong winds, the cyclone is also expected to bring heavy rains. (Image: News18)

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 Fishermen cover their boats. (Image: News18)
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Fishermen cover their boats. (Image: News18)

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 The Ministry said that National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) headquarters and commandants of battalions located at Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are in coordination with the respective state authorities. (Image: News18)
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The Ministry said that National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) headquarters and commandants of battalions located at Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are in coordination with the respective state authorities. (Image: News18)

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 The IMD has issued a red alert for coastal and north interior Tamilnadu. (Image: News18)
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The IMD has issued a red alert for coastal and north interior Tamilnadu. (Image: News18)

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 All teams have reliable wireless and satellite communications, tree cutters, pole cutters for post-landfall restoration if the need arises. (Image: News18)
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All teams have reliable wireless and satellite communications, tree cutters, pole cutters for post-landfall restoration if the need arises. (Image: News18)

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 A wooden stage lie uprooted on a beach from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Nivar. (Image: News18)
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A wooden stage lie uprooted on a beach from heavy winds ahead of Cyclone Nivar. (Image: News18)

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 A kid is seen enjoying a stroll on a beach ahead of Cyclone Nivar. (Image: News18)
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A kid is seen enjoying a stroll on a beach ahead of Cyclone Nivar. (Image: News18)

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 Boats are kept ready in advance. (Image: News18)
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Boats are kept ready in advance. (Image: News18)

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 In view of the current Covid-19 scenario, the Ministry said that the NDRF teams are equipped with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). (Image: News18)
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In view of the current Covid-19 scenario, the Ministry said that the NDRF teams are equipped with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). (Image: News18)

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 All deployed teams are assisting the local administration in the evacuation of people from areas that are likely to be affected by the cyclone, said the Ministry. (Image: News18)
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All deployed teams are assisting the local administration in the evacuation of people from areas that are likely to be affected by the cyclone, said the Ministry. (Image: News18)

  • First Published: November 25, 2020, 10:04 am

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