As many as 25 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been sent across various parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Andhra Pradesh, in view of Cyclone Nivar, said NDRF officials.
Randeep Rana, DIG NDRF revealed to ANI, “Landfall happened yesterday at midnight. 25 NDRF teams were assigned, 15 in Tamil Nadu, four in Puducherry and six in Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone is weakening gradually but it has the potential to cause further damage. Precautionary measures are being taken.”
Randeep Rana said seven teams of NDRF were allocated for Nellore and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh, which are in the vicinity of Tamil Nadu border. The severe cyclone Nivar first made landfall on the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry starting from 11.30 pm on Wednesday night to 2.30 on Thursday and traversed west-northwest direction at a speed of 9 kmph, Indian Meteorological Department revealed.
Additional Chief Secretary of the state spoke to Atulya Mishra from ANI,“It was a very serious cyclone. So measures were taken by the state government. Things are very much in control. At least three people have been killed while another three suffered injuries due to Cyclone Nivar in Tamil Nadu. 101 huts were damaged, and 380 fallen trees were removed. There is a complete restoration of essential services. There is no problem of drinking water, electricity or healthcare.”
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