The south-eastern coast of India has been hit by cyclone Nilam, with wind speeds reaching km/h (60mph). The south-east of India is hit by Cyclone Nilam, with wind speeds reaching km/h (60 mph) and at least people being evacuated. Cyclone Nilam, which hit India’s southeastern coast late Wednesday, forced thousands to flee their homes in the state of Tamil Nadu, and.

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It is, however, expected to cause heavy rainfall in the southwestern state of Karnataka as it progresses further.

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Heavy rains in Andhra destroys crops”. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Officials have been asked to prepare for evacuation from coastal villages. Rains and strong gales hit Nellore in Andhra Pradesh and other neighbouring districts of Tamil Nadu under the influence of cyclonic storm ‘Nilam’.

One fell on the compound wall of a police commissioner’s residence, causing structural damage. Kalpakkam nuclear plant said the situation was being closely watched and asserted the plant is designed to withstand a wind velocity of kmph.

Retrieved November 2, Along with Nellore, Chittoor district also saw very heavy rainfall. My Saved Articles Sign in Sign up. Vodafone Business Services Digilogue – Your guide to digitally transforming your business.

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TV9 reported that over 12, poor had remained hungry over the past three days and no government official had visited the storm affected villages despite the prolonged shortage of food and lack of electricity. Schools and colleges in cycolne city remained closed for more than three days.


Bodies of all five sailors, who went missing after an oil tanker ran aground off the city beach hours before nilamm ‘Nilam’ made landfall on November 1, have been recovered.

Bodies of two missing sailors found, three still to be traced”. The fishing operations remained suspended in the coastal region with cyclobe yet to withdraw the warning to fishermen. Strong winds with a speed of 45 to 50 km per hour were blowing across the coastal districts, officials said. TomorrowMakers Let’s get smarter about money.

India News 1 November Four more people were found dead in Andhra Pradesh, as two people were electrocuted near the New Port railway station in Kakinada. Cyclonic Storm Nilam, at landfall on October 31,near peak intensity. Nilam floods Prakasham highway” in Telugu. The downpour significantly brought down the day temperature. Mahabalipuram faced power outages and 90 trees were uprooted and two huts were damaged. In Hyderabad, the rain under the impact of cyclone caused inconvenience to school children and people going to work places in the morning.

Jayaraman, a senior disaster management official, said that at least 16 people were killed in rainfall-related events.

A few hours later, a second body was found at the estuary of Adyar River. Reports revealed that the ship’s captain had ignored instructions to leave for safe waters following the cyclone alert. Ramamurthy said all agencies have been instructed to be on standby alert.

Associated Press Sailors held on to a lifeboat near Chennai, Wednesday. As a precaution, control rooms and help lines have been opened. Retrieved November 1, M Mohapatra, senior scientist at IMD, in a press briefing at New Delhi said that there is per cent probability of the ctclone striking the Chennai-Nellore belt along the east Indian Coast.


India braces for cyclone Nilam

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In Mulaitivu district, evacuees in the evacuation centers were returned to their houses. According to D Karthikeyan, Chennai Corporation Commissioner, all field officials have been asked to stay in their offices at night; corporation schools and four community kitchens are being readied to be used as temporary relief centres.

One crew member was reported to be killed, with 5 others missing. The Tamil Nadu death toll rose to 11, as a result.

nklam Schools and colleges in the city, however, remained closed for November 1 and 2. While further damage from the storm is unlikely, estimates Mr. November 2, International Business World News. Cyclone Nilam intensifies, lifeboat with 14 people capsizes of Tamil Nadu coast 31 Oct, Crops on 70, hectares were damaged in Srikakulam district alone in the wake of cyclone ‘Nilam’. Schools and colleges have been shutdown in Chennai, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Kanchepuram districts and Puducherry.