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Cyclone Nivar: Five Dead in Tamil Nadu; IMD Declares Yellow Alert In Few Districts In Karnataka

The Cyclone Nivar moved in the speed of 120 kmph which may speed up to 145 kmph over north coastal Tamil Nadu.

The cyclonic storm made landfall near Puducherry which turned into a deep depression. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said cyclone Nivar is centred Tirupati of nearly 50 km west-southwest at 14:30 hrs.

Cyclone Nivar Updates

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Section 144 CrPC was lifted on November 25 in Puducherry that came into force on November 24.

On Friday IMD announced that coastal region of Andhra Pradesh is in the second most dangerous in the list to be hit by Cyclone Nivar.

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Cyclone Nivar which hit Tamil Nadu on Thursday caused heavy rainfall all over the state. About five people died in Tamil Nadu along with three people injured and over 1,086 trees were uprooted.

One among the dead was a 50-year-old man in Chennai. He was trying to pass Besant Road in Royapettah, where a huge tree fell on him.

Due to the heavy rains and the cyclone the Chennai airport has stopped services according to the announcement made by the authorities on November 24.

Many special trains have been cancelled due to the cyclonic storm according to the Railway authorities. The trains were scheduled on November 25-26, the passengers are offered with a full refund for the cancelled trains.

The overall agricultural loss is about Rs 400 crore said the CM of Puducherry, V Narayanasamy.

The India Meteorological Department later on Thursday declared a yellow alert due to the Cyclone Nivar. Bengaluru and other districts in Karnataka may face heavy rains on November 26 and 27.

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C. S. Patil, IMD-Karnataka director said the districts in Karnataka that are Bengaluru Urban and Rural, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagar and Mandya will be having heavy rains due to the cyclonic storm NIVAR.

After the Cyclone Amphan that occurred in May, Cyclone Nivar is the second cyclone that formed across the Bay of Bengal.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on his Twitter mentioned that he has spoken with the CM of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and promised them of all possible help.

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