Cyclonic Storm ‘Nivar’ formed over the Southern Bay of Bengal during the early hours of 24 November. It is expected to intensify in the next 24 hours as it prepares to make landfall over Tamil Nadu late Wednesday, 25 November.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Cyclonic Storm Nivar has moved west-northwest at 5 kmph since midnight on Tuesday and as of 05:30 (24 November), it is centered over southwest Bay of Bengal—about 410 km east-southeast of Puducherry and 450 km southeast of Chennai.
Heavy rainfall could lead to landslides and flooding
Downed trees, hindering rescue/recovery efforts
Cancelled, delayed, or rerouted flights
Power outages in homes and places of work
Mitigating Measures to Apply:
Check with the supplier to ensure they are open and operating
Monitor local news and weather media for updates
Allow extra time for travel to and from supplier, accommodations, and airport
Avoid traveling through flooded areas
Keep extra bottled water in lodging
Keep electronics charged and maintain contact throughout the remainder of the trip
Confirm flight itinerary prior to departure to the airport
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