Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry brace for heavy rains as cyclone ‘Nivar’ approaches; NDFR groups deployed

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Mamallapuram: Fishermen shift their boats for security following Cyclone Nivar alert, in Mamallapuram, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry have braced for rains because the despair over the Bay of Bengal intensified right into a deep despair on Monday. The climate system is more likely to intensify right into a cyclonic storm in the course of the subsequent 12 hours and right into a extreme cyclonic storm in the course of the subsequent 24 hours, the IMD mentioned. In the meantime, the NDRF earmarked 30 groups to launch rescue and reduction operations within the states involved in view of the cyclone ‘Nivar’.

In response to the most recent bulletin from the India Meteorological Division (IMD), the despair over the Bay of Bengal intensified right into a deep despair and lay centered at 5.30 pm on Monday over southwest Bay of Bengal,about 450 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 480 km southeast of Chennai.

“It’s more likely to intensify right into a cyclonic storm in the course of the subsequent 12 hours and right into a extreme cyclone storm in the course of the subsequent 24 hours.”

“It is vitally more likely to transfer northwestwards and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram round Puducherry on November 25 night as a extreme cyclonic storm with a pace of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph,” the IMD mentioned.

Cyclone Nivar approaches

  • The governments of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry have ready to face the impression of the climate system, as rains have been forecast within the respective states and Union Territory between November 24 and 26
  • Following the issuance of the yellow message, the Tamil Nadu authorities reviewed the scenario, asking the respective district administrations to be on guard within the wake of the alert
  • Below its affect, widespread rainfall/thunderstorm have been “very probably” over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal throughout November 24 to 26, the IMD warned
  • Remoted extraordinarily heavy rainfall was very probably over Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Cuddalore, Ariyalur, Nagapattinam, Perambalur, Kallakurichi, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai and Chengalpattu in Tamil Nadu, and Karaikal and Puducherry within the neighbouring UT between Wednesday and Thursday
  • A excessive alert has been sounded in Nagapattinam and fishermen have been requested to not enterprise into the ocean until November 26
  • Tidal waves of about one metre top above the astronomical tide could be very more likely to inundate the low mendacity areas of north coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry close to the place of landfall
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ok Palaniswami held a evaluate assembly and requested his cupboard colleagues and officers to stay totally alert and take acceptable precautionary measures
  • On the “NIVAR Cyclone” evaluate assembly, various instructions have been issued
  • Palaniswami has additionally introduced the suspension of inter and intra-district bus companies in Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Villupuram, Chengalpattu and Pudukottai districts from 1 PM on Tuesday until additional orders and urged folks to keep away from journey by their very own automobiles, aside from important necessities
  • State equipment has been directed to be on standby from Monday, with enough equipment and gear to satisfy any eventuality.
  • In Puducherry, the administration has drawn up a multi-pronged plan to face the cyclone, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy mentioned.
  • With Puducherry and Karaikal areas set to obtain rains, the federal government was engaged on establishing 80 reduction centres, management rooms in all of the departments and rehabilitation of individuals in low-lying areas.
  • The Chief Minister mentioned fishermen have been requested to not got down to the ocean.
  • All outlets and different institutions have been requested to shut enterprise on Tuesday night, he added.
  • In Andhra Pradesh, frontline departments have been getting right into a excessive alert mode as widespread rains have been forecast in lots of districts in coastal and Rayalaseema areas within the subsequent three days underneath the affect of cyclonic storm Nivar.
  • State Catastrophe Administration Commissioner Ok Kanna Babu mentioned the ocean could be turbulent and fishermen mustn’t enterprise in for 3 days
  • Winds with pace starting from 45 to 65 kmph are anticipated alongside the Bay of Bengal coast
  • The Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) has earmarked 30 groups to launch rescue and reduction operations for the 2 states and the union territory, in view of the cyclone ‘Nivar’
  • A senior NDRF officer mentioned in New Delhi that whereas 12 groups have been pre-deployed, 18 are on standby in these states and Puducherry. An NDRF staff has about 35 to 45 personnel, relying on the duty at hand and are outfitted with tree and pole cutters, primary medicines and different instruments to assist affected folks
  • The Nationwide Disaster Administration Committee, headed by Cupboard Secretary Rajiv Gauba, met on the nationwide capital and reviewed numerous measures in view of the cyclone
  • It additionally directed numerous stakeholders, together with state governments involved, to proceed to work with an intention of zero lack of life and early restoration of normalcy in affected areas

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