Successful disaster management in wake of 5th strongest cyclone.

AfterAmphan Cyclone in Eastern Coastal India, Nisarga Cyclone in Maharashtra and Western Coastal area, Nivar Cyclone raged on the Southern Coastal tip of the Indian subcontinent. It seems like 2020 is going to be the worst year of the decade. We should be glad it’s about to end.

CycloneNivar was classified as a very severe cyclonic storm by Indian MeteorologicalDepartment. However, gradually it has weakened to severe cyclonic storm. It made its way on the early at 2:30 AM on 26th November 2020. The most vulnerable regions included states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Union territory of Puducherry. The storm was classified by fierce winds of 130 kmph and rains. Winter sets in the subcontinent at this time of the year. However, rains raked havoc in southern India.

A lot of area has suffered from Flash Floods. The fierce winds have uprooted trees and toppled the electricity pylons. Nivar Cyclone is the fifth strongest cyclones out of the seven categories that hit the country.

The forecast has predicted the cyclone to move in north direction and weaken gradually. The eye of the storm continued to be on the land for quite sometime

The cyclone resulted in the opening of the gates of Chembarambakkam Lake in TamilNadu after five years since 2015. Indian Navy had sent its ship INS Jyoti for flood relief and management. In addition, the 30 NDRF teams were in action. 20 more teams are on standby. The aim is to perform efficient disaster management with zero casualties. People from vulnerable regions have been shifted to safe areas. So far there has been no loss of life and people too are-operating the authorities.

"Heavy rainfall of 23 cm in 24 hours was observed. No report of loss of life. We've never seen such torrential rains here. Electricity in the city will be restored in 12 hours,” says Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy had tweeted. 

The no loss of life and efficient management of relief measures was a big success of the authorities in the wake of the pandemic.


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