Cyclone Burevi LIVE: Heavy rain lashes Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry; NDRF deployed

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Cyclone Burevi LIVE: Storm likely to hit Kerala, Tamil Nadu today; airports to remain closed
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Cyclone Burevi LIVE: Storm prone to hit Kerala, Tamil Nadu immediately; airports to stay closed

Cyclone Burevi that has weakened right into a deep melancholy, is predicted to make landfall immediately throughout the southern districts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) mentioned. Deep melancholy is a stage of cyclone formation or de-intensification.

 “Cyclonic storm Burevi over Gulf of Mannar weakened into a deep depression on 3rd December and is close to Ramanathapuram district coast, about 20 kilometres southwest of Pamban and 210 km east-northeast of Kanyakumari,” the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD mentioned.

Flight operations at a number of airports to stay suspended, together with Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, which can be shut for eight hours. Total 26 groups of National Disaster Response Force pre-positioned throughout Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Kerala govt has declared a public vacation for immediately for the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki within the state. Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu authorities has declared vacation in six districts; Virudhanagar, Ramanathapuram, Thirunelveli, Thuthukudi,Thenkasi and Kanyakumari.

The IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at remoted locations very probably over north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal throughout subsequent 24 hours.

Heavy rainfall at remoted locations very probably over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep immediately.

Cyclone Burevi LIVE Updates:

12:28 pm | Heavy rains lash Puducherry

Heavy rains lashed Puducherry and its suburban areas on Friday beneath the affect of cyclone Burevi. Several housing colonies and most important  thoroughfares had been waterlogged on account of the torrential rains whereas energy provide was disrupted for a number of hours in some localities.

12:02 pm | Thiruvananthapuram airport reschedules 9 flights for immediately

The Thiruvananthapuram International Airport has rescheduled 9 flights scheduled for Friday. “The operations of the airport have been suspended till 6 PM today and all the flights were rescheduled. There is a review meeting from Delhi today to assess the situation, “C V Ravindran, Airport Director advised PTI.

11: 29 am | Met dept withdraws purple alert for 7 Ker districts as cyclone Burevi weakens

The Met division has withdrawn the purple alert issued for cyclone Burevi and rains within the seven southernmost districts of the state as thedeep melancholy was prone to weaken additional right into a melancholy. It has issued yellow alerts for the districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram.

10:49 am | Deep Depression over Gulf of Mannar at 5.30am is near Ramanathapuram dist coast remained virtually stationary, about 40km southwest of Ramanathapuram, 70km west-southwest of Pamban. Associated wind velocity is about 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph: India Meteorological Dept

10:35 am | Puducherry: Chief Minister V Narayanasamy visits rain-affected areas in Kamaraj Nagar.

09:19 am | Visuals from Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram

08:29 am | NDRF groups have been deployed in Tamil Nadu, Kerala; Air Force, Army on standby

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) groups have been deployed in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappura. The Air Force and Navy have saved plane and rescue ships on standby. The Army and paramilitary forces are additionally prepared for deployment for emergency companies.

08: 16 am | Cyclone Burevi: Helpline numbers in Tamil Nadu

The 24×7 emergency quantity which is frequent for all of the districts is 1077. This is a toll-free quantity. Emergency quantity in Tuticorin – 0461 2340101 and WhatsApp quantity 9486454714. Madurai district emergency quantity – landline – 0452-2546160. Tahsildar (catastrophe Management) – 97888869536 Virudhunagar district emergency quantity – 04562 – 252600,2526601,262602,252603 Ramanathapuram -04567-230056,57,58. Tirunelveli – Collectorate board: 0462-2501035

08:02 am | Tuticorin airport to be closed immediately

 Tuticorin Airport closed for operations until 12 pm tomorrow as a precautionary measure, within the wake of cyclone

07:51 am | People in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Madurai in Tamil Nadu can dial 1077 in case of emergency scenario.

07:39 am | Madurai airport operation to stay closed until midday

Madurai airport can be closed for operation from morning until midday immediately attributable to Cyclone Burevi. Passengers have been knowledgeable via respective airline carriers.

07:31 am | Thiruvananthapuram worldwide airport to stay closed for eight hours

07:19 am | Tamil Nadu authorities publicizes public vacation

Tamil Nadu authorities publicizes public vacation in 6 districts- Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar and Tuticorin immediately.

07:14 am | Cyclone Burevi weakening right into a deep melancholy over Gulf of Mannar shut Ramanathapuram District in Tamil Nadu, mentioned Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

07:09 am | Red alert for 5 Kerala districts together with Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki

07:01 am | Schools to stay closed in Puducherry immediately

The authorities and personal faculties in Puducherry will stay closed immediately attributable to steady rains triggered by Cyclone Burevi, as per an official order.

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