Cyclone Nada: Heavy rains lash Chennai; many parts of Tamil Nadu on alert

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| Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 16:43
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New Delhi: As cyclone Nada is approaching south Indian regions, heavy rains hit Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai on Thursday. Many parts of the state have been on alert following the warning issued by the meteorology department.

Cyclonic storm Nada has reportedly reached southwest Bay of Bengal expecting a deep depression in the Indian coast. Light to moderate rainfalls are likely to affect many places of state in coastal areas.

On alert for Nada relief efforts, Indian Navy is prepared with two naval ships – Shakti and Satpura to proceed to the most affected areas. They will undertake Humanitarian Aid Distress Relief (HADR), evacuation and logistic support including providing medical aid.

Reports said Electronic Navigational Charts are monitoring the developments closely. Flag Officer of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry naval areas are in constant communication with the admin.

Heavy rainfall generated by the annual northeast monsoon affected the coastal region of the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in November-December 2015. The floods left more than 500 people dead and over 18 lakh citizens displaced.

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