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Cyclone Nivar updates: LG Kiran Bedi thanks Centre for support to Puducherry

By Anuj Cariappa
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New Delhi, Nov 27: At least three people were killed in Tamil Nadu, over 1,000 trees uprooted and some low-lying areas marooned due to water-logging following heavy rains on Thursday as severe cyclonic storm Nivar made landfall near Puducherry.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi on Thursday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind expressing gratitude to the centre for its support to the UT administration in its preparedness to face cyclonic storm Nivar.

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9:46 AM, 27 Nov
scores of villages and some towns plunged into darkness, and traffic movement was affected due to the fallen trees.
9:07 AM, 27 Nov
Under the influence of the Cyclone, heavy downpour associated with gale winds uprooted as many as 800 electric poles and 100 odd trees across Nellore district.
8:25 AM, 27 Nov
"I express gratitude to central government for handholding of Government of Puducherry in its preparedness to face the severe cyclonic storm "Nivar" that made a landfall in proximity to Puducherry at Marakkanam of Tamil Nadu situated at a distance of just 34 km to the north of Puducherry," Bedi wrote in a letter to President Kovind.
11:22 PM, 26 Nov
In Tamil Nadu, about 2.30 lakh people have been accommodated in relief camps following the cyclone, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said.
11:22 PM, 26 Nov
According to IMD, it is to weaken into a depression during the next six hours. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh also received good rains under the influence of the weather system.
11:22 PM, 26 Nov
Subsequently, Nivar weakened into a cyclonic storm and further into a deep depression, centered about 50 km west-southwest of Tirupati at 1430 hrs, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said.
11:21 PM, 26 Nov
At least three people were killed in Tamil Nadu, over 1,000 trees uprooted and some low-lying areas marooned due to water-logging following heavy rains on Thursday as severe cyclonic storm Nivar made landfall near Puducherry.
10:51 PM, 26 Nov
80% of electricity connection will be restored by today. Electricity Board has incurred a loss of Rs 1.5 crores due to Nivar Cylone: P Thangamani, Tamil Nadu Minister for Electricity
9:21 PM, 26 Nov
Deep Depression over south Rayalaseema moved nearly northwards with a speed of 13 kmph in last 06 hours. It is very likely to move nearly northwards, weaken into a Depression during next 06 hours and into a low pressure area during subsequent 12 hours: IMD
7:57 PM, 26 Nov
Around 52,000 people stayed in camps that were set up in Cuddalore. 77 electric polls were uprooted that have been cleared, 1500 hectares of farmland have been damaged in the district. We're assessing damage, funds will be released accordingly: Tamil Nadu CM
7:56 PM, 26 Nov
Tamil Nadu: Workmen Special services in Chennai that were suspended due to Cyclone Nivar to resume its service from tomorrow.
7:12 PM, 26 Nov
Slammed by the severe cyclonic storm Nivar early Thursday, Tamil Nadu is likely to receive another spell of very heavy rainfall as a fresh low pressure area is expected to form in the Bay of Bengal from November 29 onwards, the IMD said.
6:33 PM, 26 Nov
The prohibitory order, enforced till 6 am today since November 24, has been rescinded, she said.
6:32 PM, 26 Nov
In view of the cyclone, a prohibitory order that has been in force here since November 24 to prevent movement of people and also gathering was lifted on Thursday.
6:30 PM, 26 Nov
In view of the cyclone, a prohibitory order that has been in force here since November 24 to prevent movement of people and also gathering was lifted on Thursday.
5:07 PM, 26 Nov
According to IMD's update at 3.11 pm, the Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘NIVAR’ over north coastal Tamil Nadu moved northwestwards with a speed of 13 kmph during past 06 hours, weakened into a cyclonic storm and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today over north coastal Tamil Nadu near Lat. 12.6°N and Long 79.4°E, about 85 km north-northwest of Puducherry and about 95 km west-southwest of Chennai.
5:06 PM, 26 Nov
DMK President M K Stalin today visited Velachery area in Chennai and reviewed the situation in water-logged areas and other residential areas affected by Cylone Nivar. He distributed food and clothes to the locals.
4:25 PM, 26 Nov
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami visits a relief camp in Devanampattinam of Cuddalore district to meet people affected by Cyclone Nivar. Chief Minister also distributed relief materials among them.
2:58 PM, 26 Nov
Puducherry and coastal districts of Tamil Nadu including Cuddalore and Nagapattinam, continue to receive rain and experience heavy winds.
2:23 PM, 26 Nov
Landfall happened yesterday at midnight. 25 NDRF teams were assigned, 15 in Tamil Nadu, 4 in Puducherry & 6 in Andhra Pradesh. Cyclone is weakening gradually but it has potential to cause further damage. Precautionary measures being taken: Randeep Rana, DIG NDRF on Cyclone Nivar
2:22 PM, 26 Nov
Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam visits water-logged areas in Chennai to review the situation after heavy rains due to Cyclone Nivar
1:42 PM, 26 Nov
Water-logging in Puducherry's Kamaraj Nagar today, following landfall made by Cyclone Nivar last night.
1:08 PM, 26 Nov
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, "We're closely monitoring situation in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the wake of Cyclone Nivar. Have spoken to Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami & Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy and assured all possible help."
12:03 PM, 26 Nov
Eraiyanur village fishermen in Villupuram district experience less than expected damage from cyclone Nivar. "We're happy that cyclone hasn't affected us much. A day ahead we shifted our boats. Now the waves are high. We cannot fish till next week," says a fisherman.
11:10 AM, 26 Nov
Severe cyclonic storm Nivar expected to move Northwest wards and weaken into cyclonic storm in districts of South-interior Karnataka. Fishermen advised not to go to sea in South-coastal Andhra Pradesh & North-coastal Tamil Nadu. Chennai to have moderate rainfall till tomorrow, stated IMD.
10:50 AM, 26 Nov
Puducherry: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel clear uprooted trees in Kamaraj Nagar area
10:40 AM, 26 Nov
Puducherry: CM V Narayanasamy visits different areas to assess damage by Cyclone Nivar "Heavy rainfall of 23 cm in 24 hours was observed. No report of loss of life. We've never seen such torrential rains here. Electricity in the city will be restored in 12 hours," he says
9:50 AM, 26 Nov
Cyclone Nivar crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast between 11.30pm and 2.30am as a very severe cyclonic storm with an estimated wind speed of 120kmph to 130kmph.
9:50 AM, 26 Nov
The cyclone crossed the coast, now many parts of south coastal AP and Rayalaseema in are under alert till today evening.
9:13 AM, 26 Nov
Puducherry continues to receive rainfall Cyclone Nivar to move northwestwards and weaken further into a cyclonic storm during the next 3 hours, says India Meteorological Department (IMD)
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