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Cyclone Nivar: Landfall triggers torrential downpours

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The cyclone made landfall on Wednesday night timeCyclone Nivar has killed three folks and injured three extra after making landfall in southern India, the place torrential rainfall lashed coastal areas of Tamil Nadu.Officials stated it reached wind velocity of greater than 120km/h (75mph), however then weakened right into a extreme cyclonic storm.They stated all important companies have now been restored.Tens of hundreds of individuals from low mendacity areas had been evacuated forward of its landfall.Heavy wind had already felled bushes and robust rains flooded elements of Tamil Nadu and the capital, Chennai.Officials stated greater than 100 huts had been broken, and 380 fallen bushes had fallen, which have now been eliminated.Heavy rains have already flooded elements of ChennaiInitially labeled as a “very severe cyclonic storm”, Nivar weakened right into a “severe cyclonic storm” after it made landfall, the India Meteorological Department stated.It is forecast to additional weaken because it strikes north, it added.Dozens of trains and flights from Chennai have been cancelled and hundreds of catastrophe administration personnel have been deployed within the area. All fishing boats had been suggested to return to port.VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ‘NIVAR’ WEAKENED AND LAY AS A SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM WITH WIND SPEED OF 100-110 KMPH GUSTING TO 120 KMPH AT 0230 IST OF 26 NOV..— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) November 25, 2020Tamil Nadu minister RB Udhayakumar stated late on Wednesday that round 175,000 folks had been moved to shelters.Wednesday and Thursday had been declared public holidays with every thing shut besides emergency companies.Ahead of landfall, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he had spoken with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy, assuring him of all “possible support” from the federal authorities.In 2015, widespread flooding in Chennai on account of heavy rains and overflowing rivers introduced town to a standstill.

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