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Nivar Cyclone Makes Landfall Bringing Heavy Rainfall in Puducherry, Chennai; Emergency Numbers Announced

Chintu Das
Chintu Das

Nivar Cyclone, which has weakened from a "very severe cyclonic storm" to "severe cyclonic storm", had made landfall near Marakkanam in Tamil Nadu, 30 kilometer north of Puducherry at around 2:30 am. Over 2 lakh people have been evacuated in the coastal regions that had been bracing for the cyclone. Meanwhile heavy rainfall continues in Tamil Nadu and neighboring areas.

The Greater Chennai Corporation has announced crisis emergency numbers and along with that, control rooms are also being set up in each zone because of the forthcoming Cyclone Nivar. 

As per reports, if there should arise an occurrence of any crisis, 1913 complementary crisis number can be called for any help with respect to the Nivar Cyclone. A report by the Times of India introduced a zone-wise rundown of crisis numbers that individuals can use in the midst of hardship. 

The following is the list of numbers: 

Kodambakkam zone: 9445190210 

Valasaravakkam zone: 9445190211 

Alandur Zone - 9445190212 

Adyar zone - 9445190213 


Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Chennai South I - 9445850434 

Chennai South II - 9499050188 

Chengalpet - 9444099437 

Kancheepuram - 9445858740 

Chennai North - 9445850929 

Chennai Central - 9445449217 

Chennai West - 9445850500 

Between all this, many places in Chennai, on Wednesday morning, reported a ton of water-logging because of the intense rainfall in the city. The India Meteorological Department, on Wednesday, likewise affirmed that Nivar has now transformed into a serious cyclonic storm and would before long be escalating further into an exceptionally strong cyclonic storm. 

The IMD in its morning announcement on Wednesday, stated, "It is probably going to escalate further into an extreme cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours. It is probably going to move northwestwards and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry seaside areas between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around Puducherry during middle of night of 25th November and early long stretches of 26th November 2020 as an extreme cyclonic storm with a breeze speed of 120-130 kmph blasting upto 145 kmph." 

To evade immersion, the management had, on Wednesday morning, chosen to open the shades of the Chembarambakkam that were at last opened around early afternoon, following five years to deliver around 1000 cusecs of water. 

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