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Tamil Nadu, AP, Puducherry prepare for Cyclone Nivar

November 25, 2020 09:53 IST
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Cyclone Nivar is expected to intensify into a 'very severe cyclonic storm' and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram on the late evening of November 25, the India Meteorological Department has said.

 

The National Crisis Management Committee on Tuesday took stock of the status of 'Nivar' that is expected to hit coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and assured the states of all possible help, including the early release of disaster relief fund.

The chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said so far 30 teams of the force have been deployed in the three states, while 20 more teams have been kept on standby for immediate deployment.

A team of NDRF comprises of about 40 personnel.

Here's how the coastal areas of these three states are bracing for the cyclone.

IMAGE: A man clicks photographs as turbulent waves crash the shore before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, at Marina Beach in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

IMAGE: A man walks along a shore, at Marina Beach in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Fishermen pull their boats along the shore at Kothapatnam in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: People watch as turbulent waves at Marina Beach in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Vehicles ply on a waterlogged road during heavy rain triggered by Cyclone Nivar, in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Fishermen cover their boats at Marina Beach. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

IMAGE: A policeman gestures as he manages traffic on a road during heavy rain, triggered by Cyclone Nivar, in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Police personnel manage traffic during heavy rain in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

IMAGE: An elderly woman pushes her cart on a waterlogged road in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Pedestrians wade through a waterlogged road during heavy rain triggered by Cyclone Nivar, in Chennai. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo

IMAGE: High tidal waves at Mamallapuram. Photograph: PTI Photo
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