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Strong winds at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar in Mamallapuram in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

Another storm could hit Tamil Nadu after Cyclone Nivar: IMD

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 02:43 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD)has issued a red alert for the southern areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in view of the brewing storm and said these areas are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall.
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Heavy rains led to waterlogging ahead of the landfall of cyclone Nivar, in Chennai last week.(File photo)
Heavy rains led to waterlogging ahead of the landfall of cyclone Nivar, in Chennai last week.(File photo)

Another cyclone likely to hit Indian coast on December 3: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 02:23 PM IST
The low pressure system is likely to bring rain over isolated parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep
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Mumbai: Youngsters enjoy the clear weather while a senior citizen practises yoga on the promenade at Marine Drive.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai: Youngsters enjoy the clear weather while a senior citizen practises yoga on the promenade at Marine Drive.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)

‘Significant improvement in Mumbai’s air quality after Cyclone Nivar’: Researchers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 10:11 PM IST
Air quality improvement was an after effect of the remnants of Cyclone Nivar which made landfall over the east coast as a very severe cyclonic storm north of Puducherry late on Wednesday.
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Floodwater enters the residential areas after heavy rains after the landfall of Cyclone Nivar in Chennai on Thursday.(ANI)
Floodwater enters the residential areas after heavy rains after the landfall of Cyclone Nivar in Chennai on Thursday.(ANI)

Cotton farmers suffer damages due to cyclone Nivar

By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai | Andhra Pradesh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Some of the farmers said that the crops were discoloured and hence unusable, others said the cyclone caused a delay in procurement, drenching cotton bales in the market yard itself.
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The chief minister would take an aerial survey of the rain-hit areas on Saturday and hold a review meeting with officials of Nellore, Chittoor and Kadapa at Tirupati. (Photo @AndhraPradeshCM)
The chief minister would take an aerial survey of the rain-hit areas on Saturday and hold a review meeting with officials of Nellore, Chittoor and Kadapa at Tirupati. (Photo @AndhraPradeshCM)

Andhra CM Jagan Reddy to conduct aerial survey of Cyclone Nivar-hit areas

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed that the enumeration of crop loss should be completed by December 15 and farmers who suffered heavy losses be paid compensation as per the norms by December 31.
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High waves hit the coast after the Cyclone Nivar made landfall in Chennai on Thursday.(ANI)
High waves hit the coast after the Cyclone Nivar made landfall in Chennai on Thursday.(ANI)

After Cyclone Nivar, more intense rain forecast for Tamil Nadu

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 06:02 PM IST
The very severe cyclone storm Nivar brought heavy rainfall and flooded several parts of the state , but did not cause any large-scale damage to life or property
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Over 1,100 trees were uprooted, besides the loss of cattle and damage to huts, authorities said. People waded through neck- deep in some places where first responders used inflated boats to rescue families to safer locations.(PTI)
Over 1,100 trees were uprooted, besides the loss of cattle and damage to huts, authorities said. People waded through neck- deep in some places where first responders used inflated boats to rescue families to safer locations.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu: No major destruction reported due to Cyclone Nivar

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:48 AM IST
While normalcy returned in Chennai, its adjoining suburbs such as Mudichur, Tambaram and coastal districts in Tamil Nadu, including Cuddalore, Ariyalur, Thiruvallur and Villupuram remained marooned
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Chennai airport resumed operations on Thursday morning after they were closed on Wednesday night. Metro rail services also resumed in the city and buses that were suspended in seven districts on November 24 also began plying.(ANI)
Chennai airport resumed operations on Thursday morning after they were closed on Wednesday night. Metro rail services also resumed in the city and buses that were suspended in seven districts on November 24 also began plying.(ANI)

4 die, major damage averted as cyclone Nivar make landfall

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 03:19 AM IST
Around 1,100 trees and more than 100 electricity poles were uprooted during the cyclone, officials said, adding that banana trees in 14 acres of land were also damaged. Officials said that farmers who lost crops will be compensated.
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In towns of Andhra Pradesh, heavy gales accompanied by intense rain uprooted trees and electric poles blocking traffic at several places, resulting in disruption of power supply. (Image used for representation).(AFP PHOTO.)
In towns of Andhra Pradesh, heavy gales accompanied by intense rain uprooted trees and electric poles blocking traffic at several places, resulting in disruption of power supply. (Image used for representation).(AFP PHOTO.)

Cyclone Nivar: 1 electrocuted, another washed away as heavy rain batters south coastal Andhra

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 05:07 PM IST
The authorities declared holidays for all educational institutions in Nellore, Chittoor, Kadapa and Anantapur districts till Monday.
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People wade along a waterlogged road after heavy rains following Cyclone Nivar landfall, in Puducherry on November 26, 2020.(AFP photo)
People wade along a waterlogged road after heavy rains following Cyclone Nivar landfall, in Puducherry on November 26, 2020.(AFP photo)

Cyclone Nivar uproots trees, floods streets in southern India

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:00 PM IST
Parts of India’s southern coast were flooded Thursday after a cyclone slammed into its shores, triggering heavy rains, uprooting trees and cutting power lines.
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Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in Chennai as Cyclone Nivar crossed the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts.(ANI Photo)
Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in Chennai as Cyclone Nivar crossed the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts.(ANI Photo)

Cyclone Nivar: 3 killed in Tamil Nadu as storm weakens into severe cyclonic storm

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday spoke to chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and assured them of all possible help from the Centre after Cyclone Nivar hurtled into the region.
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A deserted, inundated Marina beach in Chennai on Wednesday.(REUTERS)
A deserted, inundated Marina beach in Chennai on Wednesday.(REUTERS)

Cyclone Nivar to weaken further into cyclonic storm before noon today

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:04 AM IST
Puducherry recorded rainfall measuring 237mm between 8.30am Wednesday and 2.30am Thursday. During the same time, Cuddalore recorded 246mm and Chennai 83mm.
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Boats are seen parked on deserted Marina beach during rains before Cyclone Nivar's landfall, in Chennai.(REUTERS)
Boats are seen parked on deserted Marina beach during rains before Cyclone Nivar's landfall, in Chennai.(REUTERS)

Nivar weakens into severe cyclonic storm, crosses coast near Puducherry

By Asian News International Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:54 AM IST
“Very severe cyclonic Storm #Nivar weakens into a severe cyclonic storm. Centre of #NivarCyclone lies over land. Crossed coast near Puducherry during 11:30 pm of 25th November to 2:30 am of 26th November,” IMD said in a tweet.
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Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in the city ahead of the landfall of cyclone Nivar, in Chennai.(ANI)
Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in the city ahead of the landfall of cyclone Nivar, in Chennai.(ANI)

Cyclone Nivar makes landfall, rain hits Tamil Nadu

By Divya Chandrababu and Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, Chennai/Tamil Nadu
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 05:20 AM IST
Earlier in the day, thousands of families were evacuated across Chennai and coastal districts of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday even as torrential rains, strong winds and high tides continued to batter the state.
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Residents park their vehicles on a flyover before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, at Velachery in Chennai.(PTI)
Residents park their vehicles on a flyover before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, at Velachery in Chennai.(PTI)

Cyclone Nivar: Once bitten twice shy, Chennai residents park cars on flyover

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Determined to avoid a repeat of the 2015 scenario when scores of four-wheelers were filled with flood waters, several residents of Madipakkam in the southern part of the city left their vehicles on the margins of the bridge overlooking the Mass Rapid Transit System railway station in nearby Velacherry
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Strong winds at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Mamallapuram on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Strong winds at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Mamallapuram on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Nivar makes landfall, rains pound Tamil Nadu coast

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:24 AM IST
Cyclone Nivar will hit as very severe cyclonic storm. The IMD said that the storm is likely to cross the coast between Karaikal in Puducherry and Mamallapuram “during the midnight of November 25 and early hours of November 26”.
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A man tries to hold his umbrella against strong winds at the Kasimedu Harbor on the Bay of Bengal coast in Chennai, India, Wednesday, Nov.25, 2020.(AP photo)
A man tries to hold his umbrella against strong winds at the Kasimedu Harbor on the Bay of Bengal coast in Chennai, India, Wednesday, Nov.25, 2020.(AP photo)

Cyclone Nivar to make landfall after 2 am on Thursday, over 1 lakh people evacuated across TN: NDRF chief

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:42 PM IST
“Cyclone Nivar may make landfall after 2 am on November 26. Over one lakh people have been evacuated across Tamil Nadu and more than1,000 people have been evacuated in Puducherry,” Pradhan told news agency ANI.
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Fishermen move their boats to a safer place near Mamallapuram before Cyclone Nivar makes landfall at about midnight.(PTI PHOTO.)
Fishermen move their boats to a safer place near Mamallapuram before Cyclone Nivar makes landfall at about midnight.(PTI PHOTO.)

Airport operations shut, roads blocked in Chennai before Cyclone Nivar makes landfall tonight

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 07:06 PM IST
A public holiday has been announced on Thursday too across 16 districts. Electricity supply was interrupted in several parts of Chennai and other districts with trees and electricity poles being uprooted. Buses and cars were stranded on roads and subways.
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Chennai airport shuts ops from 7 pm tonight till 7 am on Thursday.(Satish Bate/HT file photo. Representative image)
Chennai airport shuts ops from 7 pm tonight till 7 am on Thursday.(Satish Bate/HT file photo. Representative image)

Chennai airport shuts operations as Cyclone Nivar nears

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:49 PM IST
“Due to #CycloneNivar aircraft operations at #AAI #Chennaiairport will remain suspended from 1900hrs of 25.11.2020 (today) to 0700hrs of 26.11.2020 (tmrw). The decision has been taken considering the safety aspect of passengers and the severity of approaching Cyclone,” the airport said in its Twitter handle.
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People stand near a shore during strong winds ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Kovalam, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.(PTI photo)
People stand near a shore during strong winds ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Kovalam, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.(PTI photo)

‘Preparing for worst’, says NDRF chief as Cyclone Nivar nears

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 05:48 PM IST
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has said that they are preparing for worst as ‘very severe’ cyclonic storm Nivar is hurtling towards the Tamil Nadu coast.
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People use plastic sheets to cover from heavy rains in Chennai as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern coast of the country on November 25, 2020.(AFP)
People use plastic sheets to cover from heavy rains in Chennai as cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern coast of the country on November 25, 2020.(AFP)

Cyclone Nivar landfall near Puducherry after midnight, evacuation underway

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Both the AIADMK and DMK leaders and workers hit the ground in rescue work.
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Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has announced that 1000 cusecs of water has been released from the Chembarambakkam lake.(ANI Photo)
Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has announced that 1000 cusecs of water has been released from the Chembarambakkam lake.(ANI Photo)

Cyclone Nivar: Extremely heavy rains to lash Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, says weather bureau

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Cyclone Nivar is currently stationed at 300km southeast of Chennai, 250km east and southeast of Puducherry and 240km from Cuddalore, according to the latest update from RMC.
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Tamil Nadu, Nov 24 (ANI): Rainwater enters the residential areas during heavy rain ahead of Cyclone Nivar landfall in Chennai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Tamil Nadu, Nov 24 (ANI): Rainwater enters the residential areas during heavy rain ahead of Cyclone Nivar landfall in Chennai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Cyclone Nivar: Southern Railway, South Western Railway cancel trains. Check full list here

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:55 PM IST
Revising an earlier forecast, the Indian Meteorological Department said Cyclone Nivar would make its landfall on Wednesday night instead of the evening as it projected earlier.
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Cyclone Nivar is likely to cross between Mamallapuram and Karaikal during midnight of Wednesday and early hours of November 26.(AFP Photo)
Cyclone Nivar is likely to cross between Mamallapuram and Karaikal during midnight of Wednesday and early hours of November 26.(AFP Photo)

Water logging in parts of Chennai ahead of Cyclone Nivar’s landfall

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Chennai/Puducherry
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 12:59 PM IST
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the ‘super cyclonic storm’ Nivar is about 290 km east-southeast of Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu.
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An elderly woman pushes her cart on a waterlogged road during heavy rains triggered by Cyclone Nivar in Chennai on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
An elderly woman pushes her cart on a waterlogged road during heavy rains triggered by Cyclone Nivar in Chennai on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Nivar: No flooding, water from Chembarambakkam to be released, say officials

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Officials have said 1,000 cubic metres per second or cusecs of water will be released from Chembarambakkam reservoir on Wednesday afternoon and that families living along the Adyar River, which is linked to the reservoir, have been asked to be vigilant.
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People stand on a rock while waves lash at Kovalam beach as Cyclone Nivar approaches the eastern Indian coast, in Chennai.(AFP)
People stand on a rock while waves lash at Kovalam beach as Cyclone Nivar approaches the eastern Indian coast, in Chennai.(AFP)

Chennai: As Cyclone Nivar nears, 1,000 cusecs of water to be released from Chembarambakkam reservoir at noon

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:57 AM IST
The sudden release of huge quantities of water from Chembarambakkam into the Adyar river had resulted in devastating floods in 2015
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A man walks along a shore before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, at Marina Beach in Chennai on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
A man walks along a shore before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, at Marina Beach in Chennai on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Highlights: Severe cyclone Nivar continues to move north-northwest wards

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Cyclone Nivar has intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm” with a wind speed of 120 to 130kmph gusting to 145kmph. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in its latest bulletin said Cylone Nivar will begin landfall near Puducherry by 10.30 pm.
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Fishermen cover their boats at Marina Beach during heavy rain, triggered by Cyclone Nivar,in Chennai on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Fishermen cover their boats at Marina Beach during heavy rain, triggered by Cyclone Nivar,in Chennai on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Nivar: How to be safe before, during and after the storm

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:41 AM IST
Cyclone Nivar has already intensified into a severe cyclonic storm over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 6kmph during past six hours, according to the weather office.
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Tamil Nadu, Nov 24 (ANI): High waves hit the coast of the Bay of Bengal ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar in Chennai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Tamil Nadu, Nov 24 (ANI): High waves hit the coast of the Bay of Bengal ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar in Chennai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Heavy rains in Chennai ahead of Cyclone Nivar’s landfall and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 08:57 AM IST
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A woman walks under an umbrella during heavy rains in Chennai on Tuesday as Cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern coast. The Indian Meteorological Department has said Cyclone Nivar is set to cross the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as a “very severe cyclonic storm” late on Wednesday.(AFP Photo)
A woman walks under an umbrella during heavy rains in Chennai on Tuesday as Cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern coast. The Indian Meteorological Department has said Cyclone Nivar is set to cross the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as a “very severe cyclonic storm” late on Wednesday.(AFP Photo)

Heavy rains lash Chennai ahead of Cyclone Nivar’s landfall

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Cyclone Nivar is expected to make landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal late on Wednesday with a wind speed of up to 145kmph, according to IMD.
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