#Cyclone Nivar

.Andhra Pradesh, India
Strong winds at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Andhra minister said complete enumeration of the crop losses would be completed by December 15
  • Even drought-prone districts like Anantapuramu and Chittoor received heavy rainfall
  • The Chief Minister conducted a review meeting on Monday

.Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Fire department officials scattered the foam by spraying water from a bridge in the Sellur area of Madurai. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Heavy rains lashed the city on Firday, with the mixing of toxic affluents in the river and rain water causing the formation of the foam
  • At least three people were killed in Tamil Nadu as cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry on Thursday
  • The Prime Minister's Office on Friday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Boats anchored at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Mamallapuram. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Over 1,000 personnel from the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed to assist local efforts
  • Chennai witnessed a spell of strong winds after Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry
  • Tamil Nadu government appealed to people living in coastal districts to not venture out of their homes

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Strong winds ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Kovalam. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Cyclone Nivar made landfall in the early hours of Thursday in Puducherry
  • It then weakened into a 'severe' one
  • The cyclonic storm is expected to weaken further, according to the India Meteorological Department

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Strong winds at a coastal area due to Cyclone Nivar. (PTI Photo)

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami had declared Thursday a public holiday for 13 districts
  • Wednesday was already declared a holiday
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

.Puducheri, Tamil Nadu, India
People stand near a shore during strong winds ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Kovalam. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)

  • The NDRF has constituted a total of 50 teams
  • There are 20 teams which have been kept on standby in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Kerala
  • The speed is going to be 130-145 kms per hour with strong winds, said the DG of the NDRF

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai and its suburbs continued to witness intermittent showers coupled with strong winds. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Thursday was declared a public holiday for 13 districts including Chennai, Vellore
  • Cyclone Nivar is set to cross over between Karaikal and Mamallapuram during midnight
  • It is likely to move northwestwards and cross coasts

.Tamil Nadu, India
NDRF has deployed 22 teams for relief missions, 8 are on stand-by. (Photo: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Nivar has been moving at a speed for six km/hour since the past six hours
  • The Met department estimated the storm to be centred over southwest Bay of Bengal
  • The cylone is expected to make landfall between Karaikal and Mamallapuram

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm, 'Nivar'. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ ANI)

  • Southern parts of India will be hit by the cyclonic storm between November 24 and 26
  • This will be the second cyclone in the North Indian Ocean region within a week
  • IMD has placed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry under red alert

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
"I pray for the safety and well-being of those living in the affected areas," PM Narendra Modi tweeted on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • PM Modi on Tuesday spoke to the CMs of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
  • Cyclone Nivar will make landfall in India on Wednesday
  • Rain lashed parts of Chennai on Tuesday