Tamil Nadu is at the centre of an approaching cyclone Nivar — the first cyclonic storm likely to bring extremely heavy rain in one or two places in the delta region and the northern coastal districts of the state.
Per the forecast of India Meteorological Department (IMD), the depression will intensify into a cyclone sometime on Tuesday and hit the Tamil Nadu coast on Wednesday afternoon as a very severe cyclonic storm.
The state Chief Minister K Palaniswami has asked his officials to ensure evacuation of people in vulnerable areas, monitoring of water levels in big lakes, fogging operations, and provision of mobile communication units.
As the cyclone escalates from the speed of 70-80 km per hour to 120-130 km per hour, here's how the state is making arrangements to deal with it:
The state government has announced public holiday in the state tomorrow and advised the residents to stock up with torch lights, candles, and matchboxes.
Meanwhile, National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India has issued guidelines for protection in case of emergencies:
(Edited by : Abhishek Jha)