Cyclone Approaching, Heavy Rain Warning for Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Approaching, Heavy Rain Warning for Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Approaching, Heavy Rain Warning for Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

For the next few days, numerous states that are affected by it are anticipated to see extremely heavy rains.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday morning issued an alert for north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and south Andhra Pradesh coasts as the deep depression over southwest and adjacent southeast Bay of Bengal strengthened into a cyclonic storm Mandous.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) tweeted at 3:12 a.m. on Thursday, “Deep Depression over Southwest and surrounding Southeast Bay of Bengal strengthened into a Cyclonic Storm “Mandous,” pronounced “Man-Dous” (Cyclone Alert for north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh coasts): Yellow Message.

The deep depression over the southwest and adjacent south-east Bay of Bengal is very likely to move west-northwestward, intensify gradually into a cyclonic storm, and reach the southwest Bay of Bengal, north Tamil Nadu Puducherry, and adjacent South Andhra Pradesh coast by Thursday morning, according to an earlier forecast from the International Meteorological Department.

Due to cyclonic development over the Bay of Bengal, rainfall has been projected by the weather forecasting organisation.

The clearly defined low-pressure area from yesterday intensified into a depression over the same area. The weather service reported that it today significantly strengthened into a deep depression over the Southeast and adjacent Southwest Bay of Bengal.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated in its daily bulletin that it is highly likely to travel west-northwestward, gradually build into a cyclonic storm around 07 December evening, and reach the Southwest Bay of Bengal near the coastlines of north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and adjacent south Andhra Pradesh by 08 December morning.

With a maximum sustained wind speed of 65.75 kmph gusting to in kmph around the early hours of December 10, the IMD had predicted that the storm would continue to move west-northwestward and cross north Tamilnadu, Puducherry, and the adjacent south Andhra Pradesh coast between Puducherry and Sriharikota.

For the next few days, numerous states that are affected by it are anticipated to see extremely heavy rains.

According to IMD, Thursday will witness scattered heavy rainfall across neighbouring parts of south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema as well as light to moderate rainfall in the majority of places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls over coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal.

The IMD predicted in its bulletin that on December 9, there would be “light to moderate rainfall at most locations with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few locations and extremely heavy rainfalls at isolated locations very likely over north coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining south Coastal Andhra and isolated very heavy rainfall likely over north interior Tamil Nadu and adjoining Rayalaseema.”

After that, the likelihood of rain is likely to decrease. On December 10, however, it is likely that very heavy rains may fall in several portions of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Andhra Pradesh.

Up till December 10, squalls are expected across Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and south Andhra Pradesh. By the afternoon of December 10 and by the evening of December 10 it is predicted to gradually decrease to 50-60 kph with gusts to 70 kph. It is advised that fishermen stay away from the coasts of Sri Lanka and the Southeast Bay of Bengal at these times.

In the meantime, in light of the warning for heavy rain brought on by cyclonic formation over the Bay of Bengal, Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangaswamy today convened a review meeting of the Puducherry Disaster Management Authority.

The staff of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is on high alert and prepared to handle any situation.

“Our crew is prepared with a variety of tools. Each member of our staff has received specialised training. Whenever we receive a call for assistance, we will proceed there right away, “Regarding the preparations for cyclone Mandous, Sandeep Kumar, Commander and Sub-Inspector, 4 battalions, NDRF Arakkonam, was quoted.

Chittoor District Collector Y Harinarayanan of Andhra Pradesh has directed all district and Mandal level authorities to be watchful and prepare in advance for rescue efforts after Cyclone Mandous for four days from December 8 to 11.

A video conference from the district secretariat was used on Wednesday to examine the plans made in preparation for the relief efforts following Cyclone Mandous.

“As part of the district administration’s early preparations for the Mandous cyclone, officials and workers from all departments should be on high alert for four days from the 8th to the 11th of this month. In order to prevent any loss of life.

The Tahsildars should, among other things, work with the officials of all departments and the secretariat staff to regularly monitor the water flow at brooks, bends, and ponds, relocate residents of low-lying areas to rehabilitation centres, and make the barest arrangements for them,” said he.

According to the Chittoor District Collector, in addition to first identifying the rehabilitation centres and setting up the bare minimum of facilities for them, they also aim to accommodate students who have lunch at school and provide basic supplies for meal preparation.

“As part of the advance preparations, the concerned officials have been instructed to prepare sandbags with the cooperation of the village heads and public representatives in the event that the flow of water at the rivulets’ bends reaches a dangerous level or in the event that the embankments of the pond are compromised. Officials from the fire department aim to make all essential preparations for disaster management “Added he.

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