Several southern states of Tamil Nadu have been badly hit by a terrible cycle, named Gaja. As per the latest updates, as many as twenty people have been reportedly killed so far due to the disastrous cyclone. A national daily reports that the state government has announced a reasonable solatium of nearly ten lakh Indian rupees for the nearest kin of each deceased.
The Indian Meteorological Department has found that the intensity of the cyclone is gradually decreeing and is slowly moving towards the west. Nonetheless, the coming hours is very crucial as it continues to cause heavy to very heavy rainfall in several regions in the southern Tamil Nadu and some isolated areas in Kerala.
The authorities have alerted the coastal regions in the southern Tamil Nadu in the Bay of Bengal region. Similar alert is expected to come into effect for today evening onwards in the coastal region in Kerala in the Arabian Sea region.
The cyclone has adversely affected the road, rail and air transport facilities in the state of Tamil Nadu, and it has also partially damaged the electricity and communication networks across the affected regions in the state.
The rescue team has been deployed in each and every affected region. The authorities have kept all departments in the state of war footing to bring down the threat posed by the cyclone to zero or at least almost zero.
Are you in the affected area? Please comment about your experience, if safe to do so.
Vignesh. S. G
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