State Minister R B Udahayakumar said that with eight national disaster response teams and seven teams from Tamil Nadu's national counterparts, they are all ready to face the cyclone "Gaja" attack, which is expected to leave the coastal south.
The cyclone was centered 690 kilometers east of northwest of Chennai and 790 kilometers east-northeast of Nagapattin in the Bay of Bengal and intended to break the position between Cuddalore and Pamban near Rameswaramas, S Balachandran, regional director of IMD, said Tuesday
"With increasing wind speeds, it will intensify more intensely in the next 24 hours in a severe cyclonic storm and will travel west to the south to the west. By cycling, the cyclone will weaken on November 15," he told reporters.
As a result, heavy or heavy rain falls on Thursday in Caddalore, Nagapattin, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram and Tuticorin in the coastal areas of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu.
"At the Cyclone coast, the wind speed would be from 90-100 km / h to 110 km / h," said Balajandrens, adding that the sea is very virgin and even very uneven in Tamil Nadu, Puduceri and Andhra Pradesh.
"The tide will increase by 1 kiloton higher than usual, which would cause flooding in Nagapattinam, Karaikal, Pudukkottai, Thanjavur and Ramanathapuram districts. Fishermen are advised not to witness the sea from November 14 to November 16," he said.
Speaking of Chennai, he said that the subway will be saved from the cyclone attack, although it could lead to isolated rainfall.
The IMD newsletter also warned that wind and rain could damage houses, roofs and power and communication lines, and destroy trees and damage to countryside and other crops as well as orchards.
Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister R B Udhayakumar said the government has taken all precautionary measures.
"Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Pudukkotti, Ramanathapuram and Tuticorin districts have been deployed to eight disaster response forces (NDRF) teams and seven national disaster response groups. In addition, by establishing a day-to-day control room in Chennai, we have been in charge of district collectors to build rescue teams In all 2559 vulnerable places, cyclone management committees have been set up, there are 410 zonal teams, and 22 495 people are ready to take part in rescue efforts, "Udhayakumar told reporters.
In addition, 368 mobile medical teams, 315 veterinary groups, motor pumps, swimmers, snake fishermen are ready to provide timely assistance.
Among these, the Union Water Resources Division has recommended the Tamil Nadu government to monitor all dams in order to prevent disasters in the face of heavy rainfall prediction.
First published: 10/14/2018. 07:45 IST