High alert as Cyclone Nivar inches close to Chennai, heavy rains across TN

The severe cyclonic storm ‘Nivar’ over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of seven kmph during past six hours and lay centred over southwest Bay of Bengal about 290 km east-southeast of Cuddalore, about 300 km east southeast of Puducherry and 350 km south southeast of Chennai. Continue Reading

Cyclone Nivar: TN stays indoors due to govt holiday

With the State government declaring public holiday today and with rains lashing various parts of the State, people of Tamilnadu mostly remained indoors from this morning, barring those working in emergency and essential services. Continue Reading

Cyclone Nivar turns severe, rains lash Chennai, suburbs

The deep depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of five kmph during the past some hours, intensified into a Cyclonic Storm ‘Nivar’ and would cross between Tamilnadu and Puducherry coasts as a severe cyclonic storm tomorrow. Continue Reading