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Tamil Nadu declares public holiday ahead of cyclone Nivar on Wednesday

The severe cyclonic storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall to Chennai when it makes landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal Wednesday evening

People Crowd in Uttan Beach as red alert is issued due to the possibility of Cyclone Nisarga, in Thane. Photo: ANI
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The IMD said a storm surge of about two metres above the sea level is likely around the time of landfall, causing inundation of low-lying areas

T E Narasimhan Chennai
Tamil Nadu government has declared a public holiday across the State on November 25 in view of cyclone Nivar, which is expected to make a landfall tomorrow.

The severe cyclonic storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall to Chennai when it makes landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal on Wednesday evening.

The IMD said a storm surge of about two metres above the sea level is likely around the time of landfall, causing inundation of low-lying areas. 

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami visited the State Emergency Operation Centre at Ezhilagam complex in Chennai to review the precautionary measures being taken, in view of the

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First Published: Nov 24 2020 | 5:42 PM IST

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