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World India: Cyclone Nivar makes landfall bringing rains, flood

06:55  26 november  2020
06:55  26 november  2020 Source:   aljazeera.com

Mass evacuations hailed for casualty-free India cyclone

  Mass evacuations hailed for casualty-free India cyclone Accurate forecasting and the evacuation of several hundred thousand people helped avert any loss of life after a cyclone clobbered southeast India, authorities said Thursday, as rescuers worked to restore power and clear fallen trees. Thousands of emergency personnel were deployed in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry as authorities began restoring power that had been suspended to prevent damage to the electricity grid. One woman in Tamil Nadu died after a boundary wall collapsed following heavy rains late Wednesday, local media reported, but this was not confirmed by local authorities who said there was no loss of life.

Tamil Nadu is bracing for Cyclone Nivar that is expected to make landfall late on Wednesday evening. The storm is expected to bring high winds, rains and flooding to the region. Super Cyclone Amphan struck eastern India in May this year, bringing intense winds up to 240 kilometers

(ALSO SEE: Cyclone Nivar LIVE Updates). Meanwhile, the European model named European The landfall usually brings with it high-speed winds, severe storm surge and torrential downpour, all of The main threats after Cyclone Nivar 's landfall are likely to be flooding , swollen rivers, lightning, the

A powerful cyclonic storm hurtled into India’s southeastern coast early on Thursday, uprooting trees and packing strong winds and rains as tens of thousands of people took refuge in shelters.

a group of people standing on top of a sandy beach: The centre of Nivar made landfall at 3:05am local time (21:35 GMT on Wednesday) near Puducherry [P Ravikumar/Reuters] © The centre of Nivar made landfall at 3:05am local time (21:35 GMT on Wednesday) near Puducherry [P R... The centre of Nivar made landfall at 3:05am local time (21:35 GMT on Wednesday) near Puducherry [P Ravikumar/Reuters]

The centre of Nivar made landfall at 3:05am local time (21:35 GMT on Wednesday) near Puducherry with winds of up to 130 kilometres (81 miles) per hour.

Tamil Nadu minister RB Udhayakumar said late on Wednesday that about 175,000 people were moved to shelters across the state as local authorities declared a public holiday on Wednesday and Thursday, shutting everything except emergency services.

Heavy rains in India ahead of 'severe cyclone'

  Heavy rains in India ahead of 'severe cyclone' Cyclone Nivar is due to make landfall along the south-eastern coast shortly after midnight.Officials said it's expected to make landfall on the south-eastern coast shortly after midnight, intensifying into a "very severe cyclonic storm".

Times of India . Cyclone Nivar live updates: Landfall begins, centre of storm may cross coast within three hours. Cyclone Nivar status: Instead of making landfall late this evening as predicted earlier, cyclone Nivar is now very likely to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

Cyclone Nivar to make landfall between Wednesday midnight and Thursday morning [satellite images and track]. Nivar is expected to intensify further into a Nivar Cyclone Rain Damages In Tamil Nadu Photos: HD Images, Pictures, News Pics. Chennai: Vehicles ply on a waterlogged road during heavy

Thousands of state and national emergency personnel were deployed in the southern regions of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry as authorities suspended power supply across several cities to prevent damage to the electricity grid.

One woman in Tamil Nadu died after a boundary wall collapsed following heavy rains late on Wednesday, local media reported.

Initially classified as a “very severe cyclonic storm” as it swirled in the Bay of Bengal, Nivar weakened after landfall into a “severe cyclonic storm”, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

It is forecast to move north and further weaken over the next few hours, the weather bureau added.

The danger ‘is not over yet’

The danger “is not over yet as some part of the cyclone is still over the sea though center is over the land,” the IMD tweeted.

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With Cyclone Nivar advancing towards Tamil Nadu and expected to make landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal on the night of November 25, residents of Chennai and surrounds are worried that there could be a repeat of the nightmarish 2015 floods .

It is being expected that the Cyclone Nivar will make its landfall between Karaikal and Mamallapuram area of Tamil Nadu. Heavy rains are expected in the southern area of Andhra Pradesh. Authorities have issued a red alert in a few districts and fishermen have been asked not to stay away from the

The fierce winds uprooted trees and toppled electricity pylons while downpours lashed parts of the region, causing flash floods.

Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu recorded nearly 244 millimetres (9.6 inches) of rain since Wednesday morning, with a severe weather warning for further thunderstorms in place for the state.

Flight operations at Chennai airport were suspended until Thursday morning and metro train services halted.

In Puducherry, home to 1.6 million people, the rain-soaked streets and markets were deserted and Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi appealed to locals to stay indoors and abide by authorities’ instructions.

“Move to high places wherever you have to. There are relief centres. Please move there,” Bedi said in a video message on Twitter.

The navy said its ships, aircraft and crew were on standby to assist with disaster relief.

But people in some pockets along the coast were reluctant to abandon their homes and fishing boats and move to government shelters.

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It is almost as though the ominous year 2020 – which has brought forest fires, earthquakes, UFOs, and a pandemic to the world – has more shockers left in store before it ends. In India , the southern coastal state of Tamil Nadu and its neighbouring territories are battling heavy rains

The cyclone is expected to intensify further towards the southeast coast. The city has received the highest amount of rain with 16 centimeters. Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are bracing for Cyclone Nivar which has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm. The cyclone is expected to

In Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai, authorities said they were also closely observing the level of reservoirs and lakes to avoid a repeat of 2015 flooding which killed several hundred people.

Lake Chembarambakkam outside Chennai discharged extra water because of the heavy rains amid warnings of flooding to residents in low-lying areas.

No evacuation orders were issued in Sri Lanka but heavy rains were forecast, particularly in the north of the island nation.

Fishermen there were advised not to go out to sea.

More than 110 people died after “super Cyclone” Amphan ravaged eastern India and Bangladesh in May, flattening villages, destroying farms and leaving millions without electricity.

But the death toll was far lower than the many thousands killed in previous cyclones of that size, a result of improved weather forecasting and better response plans.

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