Cyclone Gaja: Heavy rain is expected in a few places in Nhamil Nadu and Puducherry (File)
A severe cycone storm crossed Gaja & # 39; between the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam early on Friday, with a wind speed hitting up to 120 km per hour, said a weather bulletin.
According to the Tamil Nadu State Disasters Management Authority, as many as 76,290 people were removed from low and sheltered areas in over 300 relief centers in six areas, including Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram and Tiruvarur. Holidays have declared for educational establishments in Nagapattinam.
Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Thiruvarur areas get rainfall. The weather station predicted rainfall in most places, with heavy heavily in a few places in Nhamil Nadu and Puducherry.
It is expected to be extremely heavy rain measuring about 20 cm in the Cuddalore, Nagappattinam, Karaikal, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukkottai, Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram areas, said the weather office.
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