The government of Tamil Nadu has put the machines on standby and kept waiting for 30,500 rescuers.
The Indian Meteorological Department has also recommended a complete suspension of fishing operations along and outside North Tamil Nadu and Poduci.
The cyclonic storm "GAJA" lay in the center about 750 km east of Chennai over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to gradually weaken and cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Pemben and Cudelor as a cyclonic storm. On November 15, the IMD said in the latest issue His.
CSG & # 39; GAJA & # 39; Above the Bay of Bengal lay in the center at 5:30 hours IST of November 13, 2018 near Lat 13.2 ° N and 87.2 ° E, approximately 750 km east of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) .This is expected to gradually weaken the cross Coastal Tamil Nadu between Pemben and Cuddalore as CS during November 15. pic.twitter.com/ortuG9PRF8
India. Department (@Indiametdept) November 13, 2018
The warnings caused Tamil Nado, Prime Minister Palanisswamy, to call for a high-level meeting in the Secretariat and the ministers to review the preparations for the storm and the forecast of heavy rains.
30,500 rescue personnel were held on hold and arrangements were made for food and warehouses in the aid centers for those in low strata. A total of 4,399 places were marked as vulnerable.
NDRF AMD SDRF forces were also prepared for the emergency.
High alert were issued in the vulnerable coastal provinces, including Cuddalore and Nagapattinam.
According to IMD forecast, the rain is likely to happen at most places in Tamil Nadu on November 14 very heavy (over 20 cm) isolated places in the northern parts of the country the next day.
The sea situation is expected to be very rough and rough from Tuesday morning while wind speed is expected to rise another 110 mph.
The areas are expected to be flooded by a storm surge of 1.0 m altitude and are low lying areas of Nagappattinam, Thanjavur, Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts of Tamil Nadu and Karaikal district of Puducherry.
Severe damage to huts and cane homes may occur. Roofs may blow; Damage to electricity and communication lines is expected. Also warned that standing crops can also be damaged and low lying areas may cope with sea water intrusion.
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