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

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 November 2018, 11:29 IST

It’s a high alert for Tamil Nadu citizens as the cyclone ‘Gaja’ all set to arrive in the state today and will bring a destruction to the state. As per the reports, the Cyclone will make a landfall between Cuddalore and Pamban on Thursday evening and will bring a heavy rainfall to Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry.

The Indian Navy has been put on high alert and is all set to provide all the necessary help to the state.

As per the Navy officials, ‘two Indian Naval ships -- Ranvir and Khanjar -- are standing by to proceed to the most affected areas to undertake humanitarian aid and distress relief.’

Due to the high alert, schools and colleges remained closed today in Rameswaram, said ANI reports. 


To escape and to provide help during any calamity, helicopters, Dornier aircraft and one P8I aircraft are also on standby.

Also, the India Meteorological Department officials had warned storm surge of about 1.0 metres likely to inundate low-lying areas of Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts of Tamil Nadu and Karaikal district of Puducherry at the time of landfall.

Meanwhile, Cyclone Gaja has also become the topic of discussion on social media as well.

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First published: 15 November 2018, 10:52 IST