Monday, 11 December, 2017

Storm To Hit Lakshadweep Islands On Dec 2

Uprooted by the cyclone a tree fell on a car at Sungankadai near Nagercoil in Kanniyakumari district on Thursday | lingam Uprooted by the cyclone a tree fell on a car at Sungankadai near Nagercoil in Kanniyakumari district on Thursday | lingam
Lillian Steele | 01 December, 2017, 06:35

The meteorological office said that heavy rains and winds in the southern districts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu were due to a depression formed over southwest Bay of Bengal near the Sri Lanka coast and it had moved westwards and intensified into a deep depression in the early hours of Thursday. Normal life was thrown out of gear and the city administration was on its toes.

At Vizhinjam, a woman was crushed under a tree, while in Kollam, an auto driver died after a tree fell on his auto. The Southern Naval Command was also gearing up for any humanitarian assistance and disaster relief that may be required in view of the cyclone in the southern parts of Kerala.

In the suburban town at Kattakada near Thiruvananthapuram, a couple was electrocuted when they came in contact with a live wire that snapped and fell on the road after a tree hit an electric pole.

Around 15 houses were damaged and the residents were evacuated by the police and the Fire and Rescue Services. Some 150 fishermen who ventured into the sea in about 50 boats from various parts of Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday were reported missing.

According to an ANI report, a P8I aircraft, Navy Dornier and Coast Guard Dornier are also airborne for search and rescue along with helicopter with divers.

RAHUL VISIT CANCELLED: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's visit to Thiruvananthapuram, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, was cancelled in the wake of the cyclone alert. The pilgrims have been advised to avoid bathing in rivers. The restrictions were till 7am on Friday.

Heavy rains also caused landslides in several high-range areas.

Squally winds speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph very likely along & around Lakshadweep Islands during next 12 hours and increase thereafter with wind speeds becoming 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph from tonight, the 30th November 2017. Kerala coast can also expect waves that can reach up to a height of 5.4 meters along the Kerala coast till December 2nd. "Due to this heavy rains are expected in southern districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala", the IMD said in a statement. Hence, schools in Chennai, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Madurai, Theni, Thanjavur and Thiruvarur will remain closed today.

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