Cyclone ‘Nivar’ to hit Tamil Nadu, Puducherry after midnight
Published: 01:23 PM, 25 November 2020
Cyclone ‘Nivar’ to hit Tamil Nadu, Puducherry after midnight; Photo: Collected
Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are bracing for cyclonic storm ‘Nivar’ — which has intensified into a “severe cyclonic storm” and expected to intensify further, moving towards the southeast coast — is likely to hit the coast by midnight or early tomorrow, India’s Met department said.
According to the Met department, the cyclone could hit the coast between Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu — 56 km from the state capital Chennai — and Karaikal in Puducherry.
Meanwhile, cyclone ‘Nivar’ has brought with it heavy rain and strong winds in coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday tweeted to assure the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry governments of all possible support.
It is to be mentioned that the “super cyclone” Amphan ravaged several districts of South Bengal in May and killed more than 90 people. The cyclone caused large-scale destruction to property, flattening villages, destroying farms and leaving thousands without electricity.