Indian Authorities Evacuate Along Southeastern Coast As Cyclone Nivar Makes Landfall

Indian authorities have now evacuated more than 200,000 people in the coastal states of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, on Thursday due to cyclone Nivar.

Indian authorities have now evacuated more than 200,000 people in the coastal states of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, on Thursday due to cyclone Nivar. 

According to the India Meteorological Department, heavy to very heavy rainfall has been recorded at Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

The department also reported that Nivar has now weakened into a deep depression on Thursday afternoon. Nivar will weaken into a depression during the next six hours. 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the government has been “closely monitoring the situation in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry”. He also said that the National Disaster Response Force are now deployed on the ground for assistance. 

The cyclone made landfall in India on Thursday morning causing suspension of trains and bus operations as well as cancellation of flights. 


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