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November 24, 2020 / 11:00 PM IST

Cyclone Nivar News Highlights: Chennai Metro services to run on ‘holiday timetable’

Cyclone Nivar News Highlights: The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on November 24 reviewed the status of the cyclone that is expected to hit the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry between November 25 and November 26.

Cyclone Nivar News Highlights: Nivar, the fourth cyclone of the year 2020, is presently brewing in the southern Bay of Bengal, is heading towards the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast. It is expected to make landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal districts on November 25 afternoon. The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on November 24 reviewed the status of the cyclo

ne that is expected to hit the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry between November 25 and November 26. The NCMC has also directed fishermen to not venture out into the sea.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured Tamil Nadu, Puducherry all possible support from centre as Cyclone Nivar approaches. PM Modi said he had spoken to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswamy and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasami. "Assured all possible support from the Centre. I pray for the safety and well-being of those living in the affected areas," he tweeted.
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  • November 24, 2020 / 11:00 PM IST

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  • November 24, 2020 / 10:32 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar LIVE Updates | NCMC reviews preparedness for very severe cyclone Nivar; assures help to TN, Andhra, Puducherry 

    The NCMC on Tuesday took stock of the status of the "very severe cyclonic storm" 'Nivar' that is expected to hit coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Wednesday, and assure the states of all possible help, including the early release of disaster relief fund.

    The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), headed by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, also directed all concerned to continue work aiming at zero loss of life and early restoration of normalcy in the affected areas that include power and telecommunications networks, an official spokesperson said.

    The NCMC reviewed the status of impending cyclone Nivar at a meeting held through video conferencing with the chief secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

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  • November 24, 2020 / 10:16 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar LIVE Updates | IMD: Cyclone Nivar over southwest Bay of Bengal moved westwards about 320 km east-southeast of Cuddalore, about 350 km southeast of Puducherry and 410 km east southeast of Chennai. It is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 6 hours.

     

  • November 24, 2020 / 09:38 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar LIVE Updates| NDRF pre-positions 22 teams at likely affected areas in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh

    In an official notification, NDRF said that it is prepared to tackle the aftermath of Cyclone Nivar after it makes landfall on November 25 evening. "All teams have reliable wireless and satellite communications, tree cutters/ pole cutters for post landfall restoration, if need arises. In view of the current COVID-19 scenario, NDRF teams are equipped with appropriate PPEs."

    It further added, "NDRF is working in close coordination with district and local administrations. Awareness programmes are being conducted for all citizens in the form of information about cyclones, do’s and don’ts and information about COVID-19 in affected areas and prevention measures.  All deployed teams are assisting the local administration in evacuation of people from areas that are likely to be affected by the cyclone. NDRF is spreading a sense of security amongst the communities that teams are available at their service and will remain present in the area until the situation returns to normal, so that the public does not panic."

  • November 24, 2020 / 09:33 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar LIVE Updates |  Chennai recorded heavy rainfall between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm on November 24. Nungambakkam in Chennai received 96 mm and Meenambakkam witnessed 86 mm rainfall: India Meteorological Department

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  • November 24, 2020 / 08:45 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar LIVE Updates|​ Tamil Nadu govt pulling out all stops to ensure no repeat of 2015 floods in city

    The Tamil Nadu government is pulling out all stops to ensure no repeat of the 2015 floods in the city,as they mounted a vigil on four reservoirs,anticipating a rapid rise in water levels in view of heavy rains forecast due to cyclone Nivar,likely to cross the state coast on November 25. The administration has taken necessary precautions to release the water in phases and avert flooding, as in 2015, in the event of upsurge in the storage levels, a senior PWD department official said

  • November 24, 2020 / 08:33 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar LIVE Updates|  IMD warns of of severe damage to houses, roads and agricultural land

    Damage expected over Nagapattinam, Myladuthurai, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Chengaipattu in Tamil Nadu, and Karaikal in Puducherry. Total destruction of thatched houses/extensive damage to kutcha houses and some damage to pucca houses. Uprooting of power and communication poles. Major damage to kutcha and pucca roads and flooding of escape routes. Disruption of railways, overhead powerlines and signalling systems. Widespread damage to standing crops, plantations and orchards. Visibility to get severely affected.

  • November 24, 2020 / 08:31 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar LIVE Updates| Flights on Chennai-Trichy route cancelled

  • November 24, 2020 / 08:28 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar LIVE Updates| Chennai Metro services to run on ‘holiday timetable’

    Amid the approaching cyclonic storm intensifying, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited has announced that train services will be operation as per the ‘Holiday’ timetable on November 25. The service hours will be from 7 am to 10 pm, with the headway of every 10 minutes.

  • November 24, 2020 / 08:22 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar LIVE Updates: Rahul Gandhi urges people to stay indoors, follow safety measures

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on November 24 urged people to follow safety measures as cyclone Nivar was expected to intensify and hit the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts on November 25.
    He also urged people to stay indoors and asked Congress workers to provide assistance wherever needed.

    "Cyclone Nivar is making its presence felt in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and parts of Andhra Pradesh. Please follow all safety measures. I appeal to all Congress workers to provide assistance to those in need. Stay indoors, stay safe," Gandhi said on Twitter.

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  • November 24, 2020 / 07:54 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar LIVE Updates |​ Waterlogging in many areas of Chennai following rainfall

  • November 24, 2020 / 07:25 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar LIVE Updates: Andhra Pradesh CM asks Collectors to be vigilant in view of cyclone Nivar

    With a heavy rainfall of 11-20 cm expected in south coastal and Rayalaseema districts under the influence of cyclone Nivar, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on November 24 asked the Collectors to be on a high alert and take all necessary precautionary measures to prevent damage.
    The Chief Minister held a video conference with Collectors of SPS Nellore, Prakasam, Guntur, Krishna, Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool and Anantapuramu districts and reviewed the situation in view of the cyclone.

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