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Cyclone Gaja hits Tamil Nadu and causes heavy destructions in coastal areas

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 November 2018, 10:02 IST

The Cyclone Gaja has made its landfall to the Tamil Nadu state. The heavy rainfall and strong winds have brought destruction to the state. Due to the rains and winds, the trees were uprooted and houses were also damaged in coastal Tamil Nadu.

On Friday morning, the cyclone Gaja hit the state’s Nagapattinam district.

The cyclone hit the state at around 1:40 am and reached the coastal belt between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam.

 

Around 10,000 people have been evacuated on Friday after cyclone Gaja hit the state.

As per the bulletin released by the India Meteorological Department around 4 am, “the severe cyclonic storm Gaja crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam ... with a wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting up to 120 kmph.”

Around 6 people have lost their lives in the cyclonic storm.

 

Due to cyclone, a holiday has been declared for educational institutions in Nagapattinam.

Watch how cyclone is crossing Tamil Nadu coast:

 

Also read: High Alert! Cyclone Gaja is set to make a landfall in Tamil Nadu; know when

First published: 16 November 2018, 9:07 IST
 
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