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Cyclone Nivar hits the coast near Puducherry, rains lash Tirumala, Nellore and Kadapa

Heavy rain water flowing at karakambadi road tirupati.
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Heavy rain water flowing at karakambadi road tirupati.

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Cyclone Nivar has hit the coast near Puducherry at midnight on Wednesday and moving towards northern coastal region of Tamil Nadu and northwestern direction of Puducherry.

Cyclone Nivar has hit the coast near Puducherry at midnight on Wednesday and moving towards northern coastal region of Tamil Nadu and northwestern direction of Puducherry. This will have affect on northern Tamil Nadu, southern Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Bangalore and Telangana. Moderate to heavy showers are possible in the North Coast. Similarly, Prakasam, Kadapa, Kurnool and Chittoor districts are likely to receive heavy rainfall.

In the wake of the cyclone, the local signal at Krishnapatnam, Nizampatnam and Machilipatnam ports given the third alert, while the distant warning signal at Visakhapatnam has given the second warning and the Kakinada Gangavaram port has given the fourth alert warning respectively. Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in atleast two places. It is announced that the cyclone would weaken by Thursday evening and turn into low pressure leading to moderate rainfall.

Meanwhile, cyclone Nivar is having a severe impact in Chittoor, Nellore and Kadapa districts. Heavy rainfall occurred in Tirumala due to the impact of 'Nivar' storm with landslides breaking on Ghat Road. TTD personnel responded immediately and cleared the landslide with the help of JCB. The rain water entered the Srivari temple due to the incessant rains with which the crew is pumping out the water with the help of motors.

On the other hand, Nellore, Tada, Sullurupeta, Naidupet, Gudur, Vakadu, Kota, Manubolu, Muthukur and Kavali are receiving torrential rains due to 'Nivar' cyclone in the district. Authorities cut off power supply in several places. Similarly the people of the flooded area were shifted to rehabilitation centers. 1600 ponds in the district are filled with water while the Somashila, Kandaleru reservoirs have released water heavily into the sea. Police are patroling the coastal and inland areas. 100 cyclone centers have been set up in Nellore districts. More than 5,000 personnel were involved in the cyclone relief efforts and toll free number - 1077 has been set up in Nellore collectorate.

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