Cyclone Nivar Highlights: Three killed in Tamil Nadu as cyclonic storm crosses coast near Pondy

By: |
New Delhi | Updated: November 26, 2020 9:35:44 pm

Cyclone Nivar in Chennai, Tamil Nadu Highlights: IMD-Hyderabad in its forecast said that thunderstorms along with lightning will occur at isolated places. Heavy rainfall in 13 districts today. IMD-Bengaluru has predicted in the capital city of Karnataka today.

A family wades through a flooded street in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. (AP Photo)

Cyclone in Chennai, Tamil Nadu Highlights: Cyclone Nivar has made landfall and crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts as a very severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 120 kilometres to 130 kilometres. Heavy rainfall continues in several parts of Tamil Nadu. Chennai International Airport still remains closed.

IMD-Chennai sounded Red Alert from extremely heavy rainfall in seven districts and orange alert in the districts located in northern Tamil Nadu. Incessant rain has lashed the Tamil Nadu capital. Chennai/Meenambakkam has received 120 mm rainfall from 8.30 am on Tuesday till 5.30 am today, as per details shared by IMD. Flights have been cancelled, bus services will be affected. South Western Railway has fully or partially cancelled a few trains.

IMD-Hyderabad in its forecast said that thunderstorms along with lightning will occur at isolated places. Heavy rainfall in 13 districts today. IMD-Bengaluru has predicted in the capital city of Karnataka today.

Read More

Live Blog

Cyclone Nivar In Chennai Live Tracking

Highlights

    20:06 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Workmen Special services in Chennai to resume service from Friday

    Tamil Nadu: Workmen Special services in Chennai that were suspended due to Cyclone Nivar to resume its service from tomorrow. (ANI)

    19:09 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Tamil Nadu to get more rains

    India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said the low pressure area likely to form on November 29 may bring very heavy rains over Tamil Nadu. (PTI)

    18:12 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Prohibitory order in Puducherry lifted

    In view of the cyclone, a prohibitory order that has been in force here since November 24 to prevent movement of people and also gathering was lifted on Thursday. Rescinding the order imposed under section 144 CrPC, District Magistrate Purva Garg said preliminary assessment ofcyclone-related evacuation, rescue and relief work was undertaken by the territorial administration, and there was no loss of life or major damage reported from anywhere in the Union Territory. The prohibitory order, enforced till 6 am today since November 24, has been rescinded, she said. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, in her voice message to the people of Puducherry, thanked them for their cooperation because of which the administration was able to tide over the cyclone and ensure safety to life and property. Reports from District Collectors of Puducherry and Karaikal said except for the fall of the trees, there was no damage to properties. 'I thank the Centre too for deploying NDRF to help the territorial government rise to any exigency during the cyclone along with the India Reserve Battalion, a standby police force, to rise to any exigency,' said Bedi. Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner A Anbarasu told PTI that normalcy has returned to Puducherry and there has been no damage to property or loss of life. He said wherever there was disruption in power supply, it was being restored without loss of time. Chief Minister V Narayanasamy visited several water-logged housing colonies and directed the local administration department to drain out flood water with the help of the motors. (PTI)

    17:29 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Puducherry CM visits affected areas to assess damage

    Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy visits Uppalam area to assess damage by Cyclone Nivar and meet people affected by the cyclone. (ANI)

    17:19 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Devotees stranded at Tirumala Hills

    Tirumala Hills, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, has been receiving incessant rain since Wednesday, causing a lot of hardship to hundreds of devotees stranded there. (PTI)

    16:51 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Torrential rains lash Andhra Pradesh, one dead

    Normal life was thrown out of gear as heavy to extremely heavy rainfall ranging from 6 cm to 30 cm battered at least half of Andhra Pradesh under the influence of cyclone Nivar, leaving one dead. Another farmer was feared washed away while NDRF personnel rescued two others from a reservoir in Chittoor district. (PTI) 

    16:27 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami visits a relief camp

    Chief Minister Palaniswami visited camps in Cuddalore and distributed relief material, news agency ANI said.

    16:03 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: How many trees were uprooted in Chennai

    Reports say that over 300 trees were uprooted due to Cyclone Nivar.

    15:34 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Scare of water-borne infection

    Latest reports say that in Vellore, authorities have launched special ops to bleach waterlogged areas and put chlorine in tanks to prevent the spurt of water-borne diseases after the cyclone.

    15:18 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Bus services resume in Tamil Nadu

    State-run bus transportation services, suspended in Villupuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur andPudukottai districts from November 24, resumed from noon today, a PTI report said.

    14:29 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Tamil Nadu returns to normalcy

    Tamil Nadu government’s top officials say that the restoration work is complete as far as essential services are concerned.

    14:21 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: 3 dead in Tamil Nadu

    Tamil Nadu Additional Chief Secretary Atulya Mishra says that three deaths have been reported in the state so far. Over 100 huts were damaged due to the cyclone, he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

    11:59 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: In Tamil Nadu, 2 lakh people in shelter camps

    Over two lakh people are staying at the relief camps across Tamil Nadu, latest reports say.

    11:35 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Officials working to restore power supply

    Several coastal areas in Tamil Nadu have been facing power outage due to Cyclone Nivar. A PTI report said that the authorities are pumping out water in order to restore power supply in affected areas.

    11:26 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Two trains fully cancelled

    Two trains scheduled from Kerala to Tamil Nadu have been cancelled due to the aftermath of the Cyclone Nivar.

    11:18 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Chennai Metro to resume services

    Latest reports say that the officials have decided to resume the operations of the Chennai Metro around 12 noon.

    11:06 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Amit Shah monitoring relief work

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that he is overseeing the relief work carried out by local authorities in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

    10:56 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: People continue to stay at relief camps

    2,000 people are staying at relief camps across Puducherry. Supply of food and other essentials are being ensured in the camps, the Puducherry Chief Minister was quoted as saying by PTI.

    10:48 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Puducherry declares November 26 as public holiday

    November 26 i.e. today has been declared as a public holiday in Puducherry. This would help the officials in bringing back life to normalcy. 

    10:32 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Chennai Airport restarts working

    After the brief shutdown due to the cyclone, the Chennai Airport has resumed the flight operations. The information was posted by the Chennai Airport on Twitter.

    10:25 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Thunderstorm in Bengaluru!

    The IMD says that Bengaluru will experience thunderstorm in next 24 hours. People in the areas such as Bangalore Rural, Bangalore Urban, Kolar and Tumkur have been advised not to venture out.

    10:15 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Puducherry CM takes a stock of situation

    Puducherry Chief Minister Velu Narayanasamy was seen taking a stock of the situation after the midnight landfall.

    10:03 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: After Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, trouble for Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

    Latest IMD update says that the storm is moving towards Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. 

    09:32 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Danger not over yet, warns IMD

    "Winds higher in NE sector, so NE sector from Puducherry has higher winds of 100-110 kmph. It'll gradually decrease to 65-75 kmph during next 3 hours with further NW movement of system over land. Danger not over yet, some part of cyclone still over sea though centre's over land," India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated this morning.

    09:15 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Post Cyclone scenario in Tamil Nadu

    State Revenue Minister R B Udhayakumar said. there were no reports of loss of life or crop damage. "There is no loss of lives due to the rains. People have given us full cooperation," he said. Incidents of wall collapse were reported from a few places, he said. "It's a solace that nothing untoward happened and the weakening of the cyclone is good news," he said. The minister said about 2.5 lakh people were housed in cyclone shelters in Tamil Nadu as part of safety measures. According to the inputs received so far, crops and groves are safe in the state, Udhayakumar was quoted as saying by PTI.

    08:59 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Trees uprooted, wall collapse reported in Tamil Nadu

    There were no reports of loss of life due to the cyclone which uprooted trees. Incidents of wall collapse were reported from some parts of Tamil Nadu, state Revenue Minister R B Udhayakumar said.

    08:55 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Puducherry continues to receive rainfall

    Puducherry will continue to receive rainfall. CycloneNivar is moving northwestwards and will weaken further into a cyclonic storm during the next 3 hours, says India Meteorological Department (IMD).

    08:53 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Strong winds in Chennai

    Chennai is today witnessing a spell of strong winds after Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry late last night.

    08:52 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: Waterlogging in Chennai

    Waterlogging in parts of Tamil Nadu capital Chennai city following overnight rainfall due to Cyclone Nivar, as per reports by ANI.

    08:24 (IST)26 Nov 2020
    Nivar cyclone tracking live: More rain after landfall

    Heavy rainfall has been reported from both Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. 

    23:13 (IST)25 Nov 2020
    Landfall process of Cyclone Nivar has started

    Landfall process of severe cyclonic storm Nivar has started, says S Balachandran, IMD Chennai. 

    Severe thunderstorm with heavy rain is likely to occur over Ariyalur, Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Kallakurichi, Thiruvannamalai, Viluppuram, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and Karaikal area within next three hours, says IMD.

    23:00 (IST)25 Nov 2020
    Cyclone intensity to decrease after 3 am

    After 3 am intensity of cyclone will decrease. However, rainfall will continue tomorrow: S Balachandran, IMD Chennai. (ANI)

    21:43 (IST)25 Nov 2020
    Cyclone Nivar Alert: IMD's latest update on Nivar

    Cyclonic storm Nivar is just about 80 km away from east-southeast of Cuddalore and about 85 km east southeast of Puducherry, said the latest update from IMD, as reported by ANI. The MeT department said Nivar is very likely to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram during mid-night of November.

    20:29 (IST)25 Nov 2020
    Cyclone Nivar Alert: Rain lashes Puducherry

    Cyclone Nivar: Heavy rain lashes Puducherry ahead of the expected landfall of cyclone Nivar.

    19:24 (IST)25 Nov 2020
    After Tamil Nadu, Puducherry govt also declares Thursday as public holiday

    The Puducherry government on Wednesday declared Thursday as a public holiday for departments and educational institutions, PTI reported. The administration has already declared Wednesday as a holiday due to cyclone Nivar. However, employees engaged in cyclone-related disaster management and Covid-19 work would not have the holiday, the report said.

    19:11 (IST)25 Nov 2020
    Cyclone Alert: Nivar may make landfall after 2 am on Nov 26

    Cyclone Alert: Cyclone Nivar may make landfall after 2 am on November 26, ANI reported on Wednesday quoting NDRF Director-General SN Pradhan. He informed that more than 100,00 people have been evacuated across Tamil Nadu and over 1,000 people have been evacuated in Puducherry.

    18:56 (IST)25 Nov 2020
    Nivar: Delhi CM Kejriwal extends support, asks AAP volunteers to be ready to help

    As Tamil Nadu and Puducherry brace for severe cyclonic storm Nivar, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday asked all Aam Aadmi Party volunteers to be ready to help wherever required, reported PTI. 'My prayers for the safety of coastal people of Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh from cyclone Nivar,' he tweeted on Wednesday. In his tweet, he further said, 'Hope state governments and central govt are all equipped to handle this cyclone. All AAP volunteers should be ready to help wherever needed."

    18:34 (IST)25 Nov 2020
    Cyclone Nivar: Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh brace for powerful cyclonic storm – see images

    Severe cyclone 'Nivar' would intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm and it is likely to cross the coast between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry before dawn on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department said. In its latest bulletin, the IMD said Nivar would cross over between Karaikal and Mamallapuram "during the midnight of November 25 and early hours of 26 November." Let us take a look at some of the images:

    17:38 (IST)25 Nov 2020
    Cyclone Nivar Alert: Chennai Airport suspends flight operations for 12 hours

    Aircraft operations at Chennai Airport will remain suspended from 7 pm today to 7 am tomorrow, according to a report by ANI.

    17:30 (IST)25 Nov 2020
    Cyclone Nivar effect: Statewide public holiday to continue till Nov 26, says Tamil Nadu CM

    In Tamil Nadu, the public holiday announced due to Cyclone Nivar will be extended to Thursday, reported ANI. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said the statewide public holiday announced due to Cyclone Nivar will continue till November 26 in 13 districts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, Vellore, Cuddalore, Viluppuram, Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Chengalpattu, and Perambalore.READ MORE

    In view of Cyclone Nivar, Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba had chaired a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) via video conferencing with chief secretaries of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Andhra Pradesh and secretaries of different ministries, the Central government has said in a statement.
    Next Stories
    1Climate Anxiety: Floundering diplomacy and mismanaged COVID-19
    2Delhi govt asks pvt construction sites to follow 14-point guidelines to prevent dust pollution
    3Bamboo Day: Bamboo to play a significant role in fulfilling the SDG goals of India