PM Speaks To Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Chief Ministers In Wake Of Cyclone Nivar

PM Speaks To Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Chief Ministers In Wake Of Cyclone Nivar

New Delhi, Nov 24 (TNA) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasami regarding the situation in the wake of Cyclone Nivar.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, "Spoke to Tamil Nadu CM Shri @EPSTamilNadu and Puducherry CM Shri @VNarayanasami regarding the situation in the wake of Cyclone Nivar. Assured all possible support from the Centre. I pray for the safety and well-being of those living in the affected areas."

The Deep Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 05 kmph during past six hours and has intensified into a Cyclonic Storm “NIVAR” , the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

It lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of November 24, 2020 over southwest Bay of Bengal near about 410 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 450 km southeast of Chennai. It is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours.

It is very likely to move west-northwestwards for next 12 hours and then northwestwards. It is very likely to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry during 25th November 2020 evening as a severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph.

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