Folks watch as turbulent waves crash the shore earlier than the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, at Marina Seaside in Chennai  |  Photo Credit score: PTI
Chennai: Extreme Cyclonic Storm Nivar has intensified into a really extreme cyclonic storm and it’s transferring west-northwestards with a velocity of 16kmph, as per the India Meteorological Division. The storm is at present 220 kms south-southeast of Chennai.
Cyclone Nivar is predicted to maneuver northwestwards and cross the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram round Puducherry in the course of the midnight of Wednesday and early hours of Thursday as a really extreme cyclonic storm with a wind velocity of 120-130 kmph, gusting to 145 kmph.
IMD stated the cyclone is being monitored by Doppler Climate Radar at Chennai, Karaikal and Sriharikota.
The division has already issued a Pink Message warning for the individuals residing alongside the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
For Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai, the forecast is for remoted extraordinarily heavy rainfall exercise immediately.
In response to IMD, Chennai is predicted to expertise wind velocity of 80-90 kmph, gusting to 100 kmph, in the course of the midnight of Wednesday to early hours of Thursday.
Because of the cyclone, following injury is predicted in Chennai district:
– Harm to thatched homes/ huts with chance of roof tops being blown off and unattached steel sheets could fly.
– Harm to energy and communication strains.
– Harm to Kutcha and a few injury to Pucca roads. Flooding of escape routes.
– Breaking of tree branches, uprooting of bushes. Extreme injury to banana and papaya bushes, horticulture and crops & orchards. Massive useless limbs blown from bushes.
– Main injury to coastal crops. Harm to embankments/ salt pans.
Waterlogging in Chennai
In the meantime, authorities immediately began releasing about 1,000 cusecs of water from the Chembarambakkam reservoir into the Adyar river, because the storage stage touched 3,000 million cubic toes as in opposition to its full capability of three,645 Mcft.
Waterlogging was additionally reported from 30 low-lying areas and the Better Chennai Company (GCC) was working to empty the rain water.
Metropolis police has deployed 12 groups, outfitted with boats and different vital tools, to hold out aid work.
Police have additionally arrange a brief management room at 9498181239. Additional, GCC has additionally launched helpline numbers, that are 044-25384530 and 044-25384540.