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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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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy interacts with MPs via video conferencing, in Vijayawada.(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy interacts with MPs via video conferencing, in Vijayawada.(PTI)

Andhra Pradesh CM to take aerial survey of cyclone Nivar affected areas tomorrow

By Asian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni | Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 10:22 PM IST
After the aerial survey, the Chief Minister would hold a review meeting at Tirupati with the district collectors of Nellore, Chittoor and YSR Kadapa and other officials.
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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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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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Dark clouds hover over Chennai as Cyclone Nivar is set to cross Tamil Nadu.(ANI)
Dark clouds hover over Chennai as Cyclone Nivar is set to cross Tamil Nadu.(ANI)

Nivar to cross Tamil Nadu coast as ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ tonight

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:13 AM IST
Nivar has already intensified into a severe cyclonic storm over the southwest Bay of Bengal and moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 6kmph in the past six hours
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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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The Promenade Beach in Puducherry is seen in this file photo. Cyclone Nivar is expected to cross the coasts of Tamil Nadu and the Union territory and make landfall on Wednesday evening as a severe cyclonic storm.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The Promenade Beach in Puducherry is seen in this file photo. Cyclone Nivar is expected to cross the coasts of Tamil Nadu and the Union territory and make landfall on Wednesday evening as a severe cyclonic storm.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Cyclone Nivar: Puducherry imposes prohibitory orders, allows shops selling essential goods to open

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 01:26 PM IST
Puducherry’s district magistrate Purva Garg ordered the imposition of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code from 9pm on Tuesday till 6am on Thursday in the entire Puducherry region in wake of Cyclone Nivar.
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Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) conduct a mock drill in Chennai in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) conduct a mock drill in Chennai in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

Trains and buses cancelled, NDRF teams on alert: Here’s how Tamil Nadu is bracing for Cyclone Nivar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Time, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:45 AM IST
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami, during a review meeting, asked his cabinet colleagues and officials to remain fully alert and take appropriate precautionary measures ahead of Cyclone Nivar.
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Fishermen shift their boats to safety following an alert about Cyclone Nivar in Tamil Nadu’s Mamallapuram on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Fishermen shift their boats to safety following an alert about Cyclone Nivar in Tamil Nadu’s Mamallapuram on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Heavy rains, gale force winds: Nivar to cross Tamil Nadu coast tomorrow

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Time, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 08:23 AM IST
M Mohapatra, India Meteorological Department’s (IMD’s) director general, said on Monday that Nivar is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.
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Fishermen move their boats after an alert is sounded over Cyclone Nivar, in Tamil Nadu’s Mamallapuram on Monday.(PTI)
Fishermen move their boats after an alert is sounded over Cyclone Nivar, in Tamil Nadu’s Mamallapuram on Monday.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu braces for cyclone, NDRF teams on alert

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 02:07 AM IST
The depression lay centered about 520km east-southeast of Puducherry and 560km south-east of Chennai on Monday. It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next the 24 hours, M Mohapatra, director general, India Meteorological Department (IMD), said.
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