Photos: Cyclone Nivar makes landfall in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:19 AM IST
People run from the Marina beach after sudden heavy rain before Cyclone Nivar’s landfall in Chennai on November 25. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)’s bulletin, Cyclone Nivar made landfall in Puducherry around 3am on November 26 after lashing in Tamil Nadu a few hours ago on November 25. (P. Ravikumar / Reuters)
On November 25, a satellite image released by NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) showed the severe cyclonic storm Nivar. (NASA via AP)
A man shelters under an umbrella from heavy rains while looking out to the Indian ocean as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern Indian coast in Puducherry on November 25, 2020. Several thousand people in south-eastern India fled their homes on November 25. (Arun Sankar / AFP)
Officials inspect the beach ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar in Ramanathapuram on November 25. Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister R B Udhayakumar expressed relief that no incidents of loss of life were reported due to rains, however, there were several incidents of wall collapse. “There is no loss of lives due to the rains. People have given us full cooperation,” Udhayakumar told PTI. (ANI)
A deserted Marina beach is seen during rains before Cyclone Nivar's landfall, in Chennai on November 25. The weather bulletin mentioned that both Puducherry and Tamil Nadu received heavy rain during the landall, however, Nivar had weakened to a cyclonic storm from a very severe cyclonic storm after entering the land. (P Ravikumar / REUTERS)
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel inspect a coastal area near Mamallapuram on November 25. According to HT’s report, countless civic workers, police personnel, NDRF and SDRF facilitated movement of people and safeguarding of belongings. Armed forces were also put on standby, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged centre’s full support to the cyclone hit areas. (R.Senthil Kumar / PTI)
A man walks amid rain at the Kasimedu Harbor on the Bay of Bengal coast in Chennai on November 25. Tamil Nadu state authorities issued an alert and asked people living in low-lying and flood-prone areas to move to safer places. (R Parthiban / AP)
A tree that fell collapsing a compound wall in Chennai on November 25. Life also came to a standstill as howling winds damaged electric poles and interrupted electricity supply in several parts of Chennai and other districts. Hundreds of trees were uprooted. (R. Parthibhan / AP)
Residents eat a meal at a relief camp set up in a school in Puducherry on November 25. According to officials, over one lakh people were evacuated across Tamil Nadu and more than 1,000 people shifted to safer places in Puducherry by November 25, HT reported. (Arun Sankar / AFP)
A man wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus pedals his cycle through a flooded street in Chennai on November 25. Cyclonic winds brought nearly 237 mm of rainfall to Puducherry until 2.30am on November 25. Cuddalore recorded 246 mm rainfall, while Chennai and Karaikal received 89 mm rainfall due to the storm. (R. Parthibhan / AP)
Residents park their vehicles on a flyover to prevent damage from Cyclone Nivar in Chennai on November 25. To further prevent any casualty from the cyclone, all major arterial roads have been closed in Chennai in addition to the suspension of domestic and international flights. (R. Senthil Kumar / PTI)

People run from the Marina beach after sudden heavy rain before Cyclone Nivar’s landfall in Chennai on November 25. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)’s bulletin, Cyclone Nivar made landfall in Puducherry around 3am on November 26 after lashing in Tamil Nadu a few hours ago on November 25. (P. Ravikumar / Reuters)

On November 25, a satellite image released by NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) showed the severe cyclonic storm Nivar. (NASA via AP)

A man shelters under an umbrella from heavy rains while looking out to the Indian ocean as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern Indian coast in Puducherry on November 25, 2020. Several thousand people in south-eastern India fled their homes on November 25. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

Officials inspect the beach ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar in Ramanathapuram on November 25. Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister R B Udhayakumar expressed relief that no incidents of loss of life were reported due to rains, however, there were several incidents of wall collapse. “There is no loss of lives due to the rains. People have given us full cooperation,” Udhayakumar told PTI. (ANI)

A deserted Marina beach is seen during rains before Cyclone Nivar's landfall, in Chennai on November 25. The weather bulletin mentioned that both Puducherry and Tamil Nadu received heavy rain during the landall, however, Nivar had weakened to a cyclonic storm from a very severe cyclonic storm after entering the land. (P Ravikumar / REUTERS)

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel inspect a coastal area near Mamallapuram on November 25. According to HT’s report, countless civic workers, police personnel, NDRF and SDRF facilitated movement of people and safeguarding of belongings. Armed forces were also put on standby, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged centre’s full support to the cyclone hit areas. (R.Senthil Kumar / PTI)

A man walks amid rain at the Kasimedu Harbor on the Bay of Bengal coast in Chennai on November 25. Tamil Nadu state authorities issued an alert and asked people living in low-lying and flood-prone areas to move to safer places. (R Parthiban / AP)

A tree that fell collapsing a compound wall in Chennai on November 25. Life also came to a standstill as howling winds damaged electric poles and interrupted electricity supply in several parts of Chennai and other districts. Hundreds of trees were uprooted. (R. Parthibhan / AP)

Residents eat a meal at a relief camp set up in a school in Puducherry on November 25. According to officials, over one lakh people were evacuated across Tamil Nadu and more than 1,000 people shifted to safer places in Puducherry by November 25, HT reported. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

A man wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus pedals his cycle through a flooded street in Chennai on November 25. Cyclonic winds brought nearly 237 mm of rainfall to Puducherry until 2.30am on November 25. Cuddalore recorded 246 mm rainfall, while Chennai and Karaikal received 89 mm rainfall due to the storm. (R. Parthibhan / AP)

Residents park their vehicles on a flyover to prevent damage from Cyclone Nivar in Chennai on November 25. To further prevent any casualty from the cyclone, all major arterial roads have been closed in Chennai in addition to the suspension of domestic and international flights. (R. Senthil Kumar / PTI)

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Cyclone Nivar made landfall in Puducherry around 3am on November 26 after lashing in Tamil Nadu a few hours before, on November 25. The cyclone brought with it winds speeding up to 145kmph, torrential rains and high tides. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)’s bulletin, Puducherry received 237 mm of rainfall until 2:30 am on November 26, Cuddalore recorded 246 mm rainfall while Chennai and Karaikal received 89 mm rainfall due to the storm. Civic workers, police personnel, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) facilitated the evacuation of families to safer locations as well as steered the roads clear of fallen trees and poles.

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