Cyclone nivar hurtled into the puducherry coast on Wednesday night at 2.30 AM,with a wind of speed 130 kilometers per hour, uprooting trees and packing strong winds and rain. Thousands of people took shelters .
Thousands of states and national emergency personnel were deployed along with NDRF team in Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Puducherry. The authority suspended power supply in several cities to prevent damage .
Initially classified as a “very severe cyclonic strom” as it swirled in the way of Bengal, nivar weakened after landfall into a “severe cyclonic strom” the Indian Meteorological Department said .
Severe Cyclonic Storm “NIVAR” weakened into a Cyclonic Storm over north coastal Tamilnadu.The Cyclonic Storm ‘NIVAR’ would continue to move northwestwards and weaken further into a Deep Depression during next 06 hours and into a depression by subsequent 06 hours. pic.twitter.com/RxhbZ6Ix1O
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) November 26, 2020
the strom will further weaken after few hour IMD added
Tamilnadu CM Palaniswami appealed to people to stay indoors as the dangers is not over yet . He said that local officials have been told to ensure peoples safety.
Union home Minister Amit shah talked to cm of tamilnadu and puducherry . He assured all the possible help from center, he said in a tweet.
We are closely monitoring the situation in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the wake of Cyclone Nivar. Have spoken to CM Shri @EPSTamilNadu and CM Shri @VNarayanasami and assured all possible help from the centre. NDRF teams already on ground to help people in need.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 26, 2020