Cyclone uproots trees, TN Minister says no loss of lives

Chennai: Nivar cyclone, which made landfall during the early hours of today near Puducherry, has uprooted trees, while wall collapse incidents too were reported from some parts of the State.

While confirming this, State Revenue Minister R B Udhayakumar however said there is no loss of lives anywhere in Tamilnadu.

“There is no loss of lives due to the rains. People have given us full cooperation,” he said and added that incidents of wall collapse were reported from a few places..

The Minister added: “It’s a solace that nothing untoward happened and the weakening of the cyclone is good news.”

Stating that about 2.5 lakh people were housed in cyclone shelters in Tamilnadu as part of safety measures, he added: “According to the inputs received so far, crops and groves are safe in the State.”

He however said that the situation would be reviewed and based on its outcome, insurance payout and compensation to farmers, if any, would be announced by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

 

NT Bureau