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Cyclone Nivar: NDRF Teams in Action, Section 144 in Puducherry | India News

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CHENNAI / PUDUCHERRY: Thirty teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been pressured to act in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry as Cyclone Nivar moves towards the southern coast of India, the NDRF reported.
“Alerting the community, facilitating local administration in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry,” Satya Pradhan, NDRF director general, said in a tweet.
Cyclone Nivar, which intensified into a cyclonic storm that formed over the southwest of the Bay of Bengal due to the deep depression, is almost 50 km southwest of Chennai and is moving northwest. It is likely to move towards the coast of Tamil Nadu and cross Puducherry around 5 p.m. Wednesday, said RK Jenamani, chief scientist with the Indian Meteorological Department.
It can be further escalated, Jenamani added.
Nearly 12 disaster relief agency teams have been deployed, while 18 are on standby across the region, closely monitoring the situation.
Section 144, which prohibits the gathering of more than four people, will be placed in Puducherry, starting Tuesday evening and will continue until the morning of November 26, the Puducherry district magistrate reported.
“All departments are on high alert and will work in close coordination to restore electricity, water, etc. We are working overtime to ensure there is no loss of life,” said V Narayanasamy, Chief Minister of Puducherry.
The Union Territory has installed ‘storm warning cage number 7 in port areas’ in response to the cyclonic storm, which means that the port will experience severe weather due to an expected mild or moderate intensity storm. crossing or near the port. .
In addition, a 40-person disaster rescue team has arrived in Pondicherry with security equipment to deal with the storm.
All schools, public and private, have been closed until further notice.

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