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Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Sec 144 revoked in Puducherry; three dead in Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Live tracker: IMD issued an amber-coloured warning (second most dangerous in the list) for coastal Andhra Pradesh on Friday. Stay tuned for Cyclone Nivar latest updates

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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An man walks on a flooded street. Heavy rainfall from cyclone Nivar has caused flooding in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Photo: Shutterstock
Nivar update: Nivar made a late-night landfall near The tropical storm has further weakened into a deep depression, centered about 50 km west-southwest of Tirupati at 1430 hrs, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. A prohibitory order under section 144 CrPC, that was in force in since November 24, was lifted today.

The has also issued an amber-coloured warning (second most dangerous in the list) for coastal on Friday.

Nivar, which hit the coast as a 'very severe cyclonic storm' in the early hours of Thursday, brought heavy rains over the state. At least three people were killed in Tamil Nadu, over 1,000 trees uprooted and some low-lying areas marooned due to water-logging following heavy rains.

The Chennai airport has suspended operations in view of the Cyclone Nivar. The airport authority announced on Wednesday evening that aircraft operations at the Chennai airport would remain suspended from today evening (7 pm) to tomorrow morning (7 am).

Authorities in and have taken a slew of measures to handle the situation arising out of the cyclonic storm, which has led to heavy rainfall in several regions.

The Railways has cancelled over a dozen special trains on November 25 and 26 scheduled to either originate from and terminate in the southern states of the country in view of the impending cyclone Nivar, and offered full refund.
 
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