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Cyclone Gaja Makes Landfall In Tamil Nadu, Over 81,000 Evacuated

Nov 16, 2018 11:12 AM IST India India

Two Cuddalore residents and four people in Thanjavur were killed on Friday as the severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' made landfall in Tamil Nadu with wind speed gusting up to 120 kmph. As the cyclone's landfall began, coastal towns including Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thondi and Pamban in Tamil Nadu and Karaikkal and Puducherry received rainfall ranging between 3 cm and 8 cm. Cuddalore received 8 cm, Nagapattinam 5 cm and neighbouring Puducherry and Karaikkal 5 cm each up to 5.30 am Friday, according to a MeT official in Chennai.