Cyclone Nivar | Live updates: district administrations in TN’s delta region in alert mode


The first cyclonic storm of this year’s northeast monsoon is likely to bring extremely heavy rain to at least one or two locations in the delta region and the northern coastal districts of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday and Wednesday.

To be named ‘Nivar’, as steered by Iran, in line with the checklist ready by the World Meteorological Organisation’s panel, the climate system, presently a deep melancholy over southwest Bay of Bengal, is about 360 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 420 km southeast of Chennai.

As per the present prediction by the India Meteorological Department on Monday, cyclone Nivar may make a landfall between Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu and Karaikal district in the Puducherry region.

Fishing boats anchored at the Pamban south seashore after port authorities hoisted cyclone warning signal-3 at the Pamban port on Monday, November 23, 2020.

Fishing boats anchored on the Pamban south seashore after port authorities hoisted cyclone warning signal-Three on the Pamban port on Monday, November 23, 2020.  
| Photo Credit:
L. Balachandar


Helpline numbers

Cuddalore: The Cuddalore district administration has established management rooms on the District Collectorate (04142 220700/233933/221383/221113), Cuddalore Revenue Divisional Office (04142-231284), Chidambaram Sub-Collector Office (04144-222256/290037) and Vriddhachalam Sub-Collector Office (04143-260248).

Karaikal:  Free helpline numbers – 1070/ 1077, Control Room – 04368 – 228801 227704, Whatsapp quantity – 99438 06263.

Perambalur: People in want of assist can contact the helpline quantity 1077.

Tiruvarur: WhatsApp quantity 93453 36838. Toll free quantity 1077

Pudukottai: 1077 or 04322-222207

Here are the most recent updates:

Tamil Nadu | 10.00 am

Tangedco retains males, equipment and supplies prepared for any disaster

A manhole being opened to prevent rain water stagnation in Kolathur, Chennai on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

A manhole being opened to forestall rain water stagnation in Kolathur, Chennai on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.  
| Photo Credit: K. Pichumani


The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) has saved males, equipment and supplies able to deal with the fallout from Cyclone Nivar in town.

Local officers have been deputed for chopping down tree branches, which may trigger harm to transformers or overhead energy strains throughout downpours.

Electricity Minister P. Thangamani  mentioned as a part of precautionary measures, energy provide can be disrupted for one hour in the course of the cyclone’s passing.

IMD Update | 9.30 am

Deep Depression strikes west-northwestwards

The Deep Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a pace of 05 kmph in the course of the previous 6 hours. It intensified right into a Cyclonic Strom “NIVAR” and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of 24th November, 2020 over southwest Bay of Bengal close to latitude 10.0°N and longitude 83.0°E, about 410 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 450 km southeast of Chennai, in line with IMD sources.

It may be very more likely to intensify additional right into a extreme cyclonic storm throughout subsequent 24 hours. It may be very more likely to transfer west-northwestwards for subsequent 12 hours after which northwestwards. It may be very more likely to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram round Puducherry throughout 25th November 2020 night as a extreme cyclonic storm with a wind pace of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph.

Tamil Nadu | 8.20 am

District administrations in alert mode in TN

District administrations in delta region and central region of Tamil Nadu have put in place measures to sort out the affect of Nivar cyclone. The emphasis of the district adminstrations was on stopping lack of human lives, livestock, cattle and property. The Police, Fire and Rescue Services, Revenue and different line departments have been placed on excessive alert.

Low-lying areas inclined for inundation have been recognized at 212 locations in Tiruvarur district and rescue and reduction centres have been arrange at 249 locations to accommodate those that may want meals and shelter, in line with the Food Minister, R.Kamaraj.


Tamil Nadu | 8.00 am

Bus providers suspended in seven districts

As the State braces itself for Cyclone Nivar, six NDRF groups have been shifted from Arakkonam to Cuddalore, whereas two groups will likely be stationed in Chennai. The Tamil Nadu authorities has suspended bus providers in seven districts — Pudukottai, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Cuddalore, Villupuram and Chengalpattu — from 1 p.m. on November 24, until additional orders. Chief Minister Edappadi Ok. Palaniswami chaired a gathering on Monday to take inventory of the preventive measures in place and gave quite a lot of instructions to officers to make sure that folks stay protected.

Mr. Palaniswami additionally requested the general public in these districts to keep away from venturing out of their houses until it’s important to take action.


Andhra Pradesh | 7.45 am

A.P Health Dept. braces for cyclone Nivar

With the extreme cyclonic storm Nivar more likely to trigger heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall in Rayalaseema and South Coastal districts in Andhra Pradesh, the Department of Health and Family Welfare has sounded alert and requested the officers to brace up for any emergency.

Health and Family Welfare, Commissioner Katamneni Bhaskar requested the District Medical and Health Officers to kind groups which will likely be deployed at reduction centres and hold medicine, disinfectants prepared in adequate portions.

Puducherry | 7.20 am

Round-the-clock alert in Puducherry

All authorities departments will likely be on round the clock alert to forestall lack of life and minimise harm to property and disruption of regular life in view of Cyclone Nirav predicted to make a landfall in the region on November 25, Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy mentioned on Monday.

With heavy rainfall forecast, the administration would use motor pumps to empty away water from low-lying areas. In locations beset by extreme waterlogging, the residents can be relocated to reduction camps arrange in marriage halls, group halls and colleges and their important wants taken care of.

Industries, merchants and colleges have been directed to forestall employees/college students from attending till the storm passes.


Chennai | 7.00 am

Chennai Corporation readies 75 reduction centres

The Greater Chennai Corporation has began work on reduction centres at 75 places throughout town forward of the cyclonic storm.

According to official sources, there are  about 19 areas weak to flooding. Civic officers have been requested to advise residents in such areas to achieve reduction centres 24 hours forward of the cyclonic storm.


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