Domenica, 04 Dicembre, 2016

Cyclone Nada further weakens, makes landfall in Nagapattinam

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Rufina Vignone | 02 Dicembre, 2016, 12:12

Chennai: Cyclonic storm Nada has further weakened into a depression as predicted and is now making land fall between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu, the MeT Department said today."A large chunk of the depression has crossed coast early morning".

"A large chunk of the depression has crossed coast early morning", a MeT official here said.

Following this, the Tamil Nadu state government said that all precautionary measures have been taken by district administrations to handle any eventuality, as the IMD has predicted moderate to light rainfall at most places but has issued a warning that heavy to very heavy rainfall may occur over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next 48 hours. Top officials said the situation is being monitored continuously.

"We've also got ready many schools as temporary relief centres", said Deputy Collector Kesavan.

The depression that lay over southwest Bay of Bengal moved westwards with a speed of about 10 kmph and crossed north Tamil Nadu coast near Nagapattinam, about 20 km south of Karaikal early this morning between 4 AM to 5 AM, the MeT department said. "NDRF teams have already arrived". Though cyclone Nada is weakening, rain has been forecast for Karnataka on Friday as well. No damage has been reported so far, but Nada has brought with it heavy rain in the coastal areas of the two states.

During and before the land fall of the depression, winds gusting upto 55 kmph are likely in coastal regions, he said.

State Revenue Minister RB Udaya Kumar said, "Be it heavy rains (which is expected) and gusty winds, all preparations are on (to tackle the situation)".

Similarly, rainfall was recorded across Tamil Nadu including Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Dharmapuri, and Vellore districts.

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