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Cyclone Vardah Affects 1,850 MW Power Generation in Tamil Nadu. Last week, a number of IAS officers were providing realtime information from the ground. Coronavirus. 📬 Kick off each morning with coffee and the Daily Brief (BYO coffee). Just 12 months ago, large chunks of the city had resembled a disaster zone, with 300 deaths, over 1.27 lakh people evacuated and thousands of homes inundated by the heavy rains and floods. There has already been one death attributed to the cyclone. 2011: Cyclone Thane, resulting in death of 45 people. The two droughts in 2012-13 and 2016-17 also affected farmers to a great extent. “We cleared all the highways connecting Chennai before the first night itself. 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Chief Minister O Panneerselvam also visited at least a dozen affected locations and interacted with people.”Officials were not confused about their duties or worried about managing the flow of information. Cyclone Vardah had made landfall in TN on Dec 12, 2106, severely affecting the northern districts of Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram. For … Trending Today. On Monday, Power Minister P Thangamani, who was monitoring the emergency relief work in Chennai, slept overnight at the city corporation office. The Indian Express is now on Telegram. The big shift, say officials, was thanks to the lessons learnt from 2015. In Pics: Cyclone Nivar to hit Tamil Nadu soon, memories of cyclones Vardah and Gaja linger. In its forecast for the next 24 hours, the Met office said rainfall may occur over north interior Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas of south interior Karnataka and North Kerala. Chennai, a coastal city, shut down entirely, with schools and offices closed, and flights and trains cancelled. It also helped that state police had already procured key relief equipment, including searchlights and wood-cutters. 258 trees: The rain and winds have uprooted at least 258 trees across several places in Chennai, The Times of India newspaper reported. The Collector of Visakhapatnam, Pravin Kumar, is actively participating in the precaution measures against the cyclone Vardah and directed the civil supplies officials to ensure sufficient stock of commodities in case of any causalities. The state responded by declaring a holiday for schools and colleges, and nothing much else — no circulars, no advisories. In its forecast for the next 24 hours, the Met office said rainfall may occur over north interior Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas of south interior Karnataka and North Kerala. DNA News Team; Nov 24, 2020… Nine trains scheduled to leave the city, too, were cancelled. “The software also had a checklist of departments and agencies to be consulted in an emergency situation unlike last year when the police, NDRF or other central agencies did not have any clue about what was happening on the ground until the city was submerged,” said another official. Cyclone Vardah Had A Big Effect Under Sea That Slowed Down Internet. Cyclones Thane (2011-12), Vardah (2016-17), Okhi (2017-18), Gaja (2018-19) caused irreparable damage while the last two months of 2020 also saw Nivar and Burevi, which caused extensive damage to a variety of crops and people. Latest Weather. Cyclone Vardah: O Panneerselvam survives the storm with the right political optics It will take several years for Chennai to replace the kind of green cover it has lost to Cyclone Vardah. The Indian Express spoke to top officials, ministers and politicians from the ruling AIADMK to discuss the aftermath of the two cyclones and what happened in between. India was also … Continue reading "Insights into Editorial: Cyclone Vardah" news Art Thursday, December 24, 2020 - 17:37. Officials said the government immediately deployed maximum force within the projected radius, issued public warnings, declared holidays for schools and colleges, and sent a separate circular on Sunday evening to private firms to shut or allow people to work from homes. There are seven teams in Andhra Pradesh… Eight teams have been put in place in Tamil Nadu,” RK Pachnanda, NDRF director general, had said before Vardah made landfall. There were no territorial issues. Water was released from Chembarambakkam lake, the city’s largest drinking water reservoir, on November 25 (Wednesday): It was the delay in release of water that led to the floods in Chennai in 2015. Cyclone Nivar could hit hard and make landfall near Puducherry which, along with Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, is on high alert. Cyclone Vardah: Services getting partially restored, Tamil Nadu on road to normalcy 14 Dec, 2016, 03.38 PM IST. By Monday afternoon, at least 16 other flights scheduled to land in Chennai were diverted to Bengaluru. “The system was such that even senior secretaries were reluctant to go beyond their jurisdiction, even in extreme situations. As Cyclone Vardah slows to a depression and moves to Karnataka, one of its effects is becoming clearer: Slow internet. Enjoy! Here are the latest updates: “Initially, the cyclone’s fury was spread across Sriharikota and Puducherry. 2012: Cyclone Neelam, affecting 20 districts of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are on high alert as the severe cyclonic storm, Vardah over west central and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal moved further nearly west-southwest-wards and lay centred at about 180 km east-northeast of Chennai and 250 km east-southeast of Nellore according to Cyclone Warning Centre in Visakhapatnam. In fact, Radhakrishnan and Revenue Secretary Gopal were seen briefing media and the public multiple times a day, apart from briefings initiated by top government secretaries. The system struck the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, as well as South India, before later affecting Somalia. As Cyclone Vardah slows to a depression and moves to Karnataka, one of its effects is becoming clearer: Slow internet. In a letter to Modi, he also requested that a team be deputed to study the damage caused by the cyclone … “From the Chief Minister to ministers, MLAs to government secretaries, local officials to muncipal and electricity workers, everyone was on alert last week… particularly, in areas where the cyclone was expected to make landfall,” he said. Service providers say the cyclone has affected undersea digital cables, and … Updated: Wed 23 Dec 2020 05:17 GMT CLICK ON STORM SYMBOL OR NAME TO ACCESS STORM DETAILS. Related posts: Cyclone Gonu 2000 Sri Lanka cyclone 2001–02 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season 2003 Sri Lanka cyclone ... “Their building was badly damaged during Cyclone Vardah in 2016, and repair work was delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Check out ten latest developments on Cyclone Vardah: Cyclone Vardah had formed in the Southeast Bay of Bengal on Thursday and since then has been undergoing several intensification. (Source: PTI) WHEN THE first gusts of Cyclone Vardah reached Chennai’s coastline last Monday, strewing the streets with uprooted trees, Tamil Nadu braced for a repeat of the horrors of 2015. Besides, the regional meteorological department chief, Narayanan, said that a WhatsApp group of officials was active throughout the crisis hours, assessing and sharing details of relief work. Chennai News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Sunday July 16, 2017 . Last year, the then Chief Secretary Gnanadesikan, Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan and senior officials were reluctant to engage with the media to share basic information or even reveal the death toll. Health Minister C Vijayabaskar was seen on the streets, directing relief work. Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani visited food distribution centres and temporary shelters. The disturbance gradually organized and on November 23, both the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) and the India Meteorological Department(IMD) reported that a tropical depressi… Residents of Mamallapuram heaved a sigh of relief on Thursday, as the ancient coastal town came out of Cyclone Nivar, which made landfall further south, unscathed. But the Tamil Nadu government was well-prepared,” said Thambi Narayanan, deputy director-general, regional meteorological department, Chennai. Personnel from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and state disaster management personnel were deployed much in advance, said officials. Insights into Editorial: Cyclone Vardah Cyclone Vardah has brought Chennai to a standstill. Cyclones Thane (2011-12), Vardah (2016-17), Okhi (2017-18), Gaja (2018-19) caused irreparable damage while the last two months of 2020 also saw Nivar and Burevi, which caused extensive damage to a variety of crops and people. Service providers say the cyclone has affected undersea digital cables, and … Cyclone Vardah and some important facts A low -pressure area created in Malay Peninsula and adjoining north Sumatra region because of the influence of the tenacious area of convection on December 3. Cyclone Nivar could hit hard and make landfall near Puducherry which, along with Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, is on high alert. Ravikumar Sathyaseelan, 40, and his family live on the edge of Tamil Nadu’s Ekkiar Kuppam, a fishing village. Vardah, which means red rose, was named by Pakistan. Here, in numbers, are the developments in the wake of Cyclone Vardah: 10 dead: At least 10 persons died in rain-related incidents in Chennai on Dec. 12. Seven hours before, in the early hours of Monday, we sent the accurate forecast, excluding Puducherry from the danger zone. It has also made landfall in several parts of Tamil Nadu. The electricity department brought in 2,000 workers, with over 10,000 electric poles and at least 100 transformers fully damaged. The meteorological department has said that Nivar may make a landfall on Wednesday. These are some of our most ambitious editorial projects. The system had given heavy to very heavy rains over Andaman and Nicobar Islands resulting in over 2000 tourists being stranded on Neil and Havelock Islands. ... “Their building was badly damaged during Cyclone Vardah in 2016, and repair work was delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. © 2020 Quartz Media, Inc. All rights reserved. A man pushes his bicycle through a water-logged neighbourhood after Cyclone Nivar’s landfall, in Chennai, November 26, 2020. At the Marina beach in Chennai, after Cyclone Vardah hit the eastern coast on December 12. And, Army and Navy personnel were on standby following clear communications from the state government. December 13, 2016, 15:26 IST explore: India Everyone waited for directions,” said the minister. Eight specialised teams: The government has moved eight teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to various parts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, Tiruvallur, and Kancheepuram, for rescue operations. These teams consist of more than 200 personnel in all. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines. DGP Rajendran was personally issuing advisories to the public, at times moving around the city on a motorcycle. “The direction was clear that we shouldn’t be running for permission for everything from the party bosses and had to ensure that officials got absolute freedom,” said the minister. CHENNAI: With memories of the damage caused by Cyclone ‘Vardah’ in the city and neighbouring districts still afresh, government departments are readying contingency plans to face Cyclone ‘Nivar’. Check out ten latest developments on Cyclone Vardah: Cyclone Vardah had formed in the Southeast Bay of Bengal on Thursday and since then has been undergoing several intensification. Vardah cyclone status Andhra Pradesh: Heavy rainfall with strong winds lash Nellore, Prakasam districts. Climate Change. Nature’s fury is back to smite the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. In December 2015, the regional meteorological department had sent multiple warnings to state and central agencies, including one alert of “heavy to very heavy rainfall” a week before the floods hit Chennai on December 1. For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App. Cyclone Vardah, which struck Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on Monday, has caused extensive damage to Chennai city which is yet to return to normalcy. The eighth depression and fourth named storm of the 2020 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, Nivar originated from a disturbance in the Intertropical Convergence Zone. Prelims Thematic Test Series (June -2020 to October -2020) for Prelims – 2020 (NEW) D-CORE: Delhi – Core Batch – 2020 (Admissions Closed) Prelims Test Series (IPB) – 2020 Rs400,000 in compensation: Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam has announced that families of each of those who died in Vardah-related incidents will be given Rs4 lakh. Asked about last year, where a multi-sectoral response system was missing, another minister blamed it on “zero transparency on procedures to follow”. news Art Thursday, December 24, 2020 - 17:37. Cyclone Vardah which slammed Chennai and adjoining Andhra Pradesh coast two days back has left the city in a paralytic state.. A lot of relief and rehabilitation measures have been undertaken by the state to curb the disaster caused by the cyclone. Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend. The files related to the declaration of a fifth tiger reserve in TN by merging Megamalai forest in Theni also slept throughout the year. Vardah was hurricane-strength … And the government, hobbled by a lack of transparency and clogged communication channels last year, was much more nimble with ministers and top officials actively directing relief work and activating a series of pre-set emergency measures. Cyclone 'Vardah' weakens into a low pressure: Met Office 13 Dec, 2016, 09.27 PM IST. We brought around 2,000 municipal workers, at least 200 each from other corporations in the state, to Chennai for cleaning and relief work. At the same time, ministers and senior officials conducted a series of meetings to discuss emergency measures. While flight operations have already resumed, inter-intra state train services also were partially operating since last night, they said. Cyclone 'Vardah' weakens into a low pressure: Met Office 13 Dec, 2016, 09.27 PM IST. There was absolute freedom to respond to the calamity,” said another senior government secretary, who attended over 10 disaster-response meetings with Panneerselvam and other ministers from last Sunday till Thursday. New Delhi: Tropical Cyclone Vardah made landfall in Chennai at around 2:55 PM on Monday December 12, 2016. At the Marina beach in Chennai, after Cyclone Vardah hit the eastern coast on December 12. Here's why, Chetan Sharma appointed new chairman of selectors; Abbey Kuruvilla and Debashis Mohanty in panel, Both BJP and Gupkar Alliance make their point in DDC elections. Heavy rains lash Chennai as Tamil Nadu braces for Cyclone Nivar tomorrow ... 2020, 00:04 IST. Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vardah was the fourth cyclonic storm, as well as the most intense tropical cyclone of the 2016 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. Cyclone Vardah: Normal life hit in Tamil Nadu, schools, colleges to remain shut on Tuesday Heavy rains accompanied by high- velocity winds pounded the city and coastal districts of north Tamil Nadu as severe cyclonic storm 'Vardah' commenced its landfall through the coast, killing two persons and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people from low-lying areas. Cyclone Vardah in December 2016 knocked … It served as a reminder of 2015 floods and 2016 Vardah cyclone that disrupted life for days. The severe cyclonic storm, accompanied by heavy rains and high velocity winds of 90-100 kmph, killed two persons as it pounded the city and coastal districts of Tamil Nadu. Cyclone Gaja in November 2018 damaged over 22,000 hectares of agrarian land. But nothing illustrates the difference in the state’s response this time than its police force, which issued multiple alerts within hours. 25 flights: Chennai airport remained shut for most of Monday due to torrential rains and strong winds. At least 25 direct flights between Chennai and Bengaluru were cancelled. The cyclone has also uprooted many trees and disrupted telecommunication in the state. Tropical Cyclone Vardah made landfall in eastern India as the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite passed over it from space. For instance, as soon as the first warning came in this December, key departments activated a software prepared after last year’s floods and containing a checklist of emergency measures. New Delhi: Tropical Cyclone Vardah made landfall in Chennai at around 2:55 PM on Monday December 12, 2016. Vardah cyclone status Andhra Pradesh: Heavy rainfall with strong winds lash Nellore, Prakasam districts. Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction Rs 1,000 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund to the state for relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction in the wake of the havoc wrought by cyclone Vardah. This time, too, several alerts were sent, including one warning of the formation of a cyclonic storm off the south Andaman coast on December 7, five days before it hit Chennai. Okhi, the most intense tropical cyclone, caused massive destruction in southern regions of Tamil Nadu and the Kerala coast in November 2017. TS Sudhir December 13, 2016 12:31:46 IST Cyclone 'Vardah' weakens into a low pressure: Met Office 13 Dec, 2016, 09.27 PM IST In its forecast for the next 24 hours, the Met office said rainfall may occur over north interior Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas of south interior Karnataka and North Kerala. LIVE Vardah cyclone status Andhra Pradesh: Cyclone Vardah is now crossing north of Chennai and is likely to cross completely by 6 pm on Monday. "The Cyclone made its landfall near Chennai between 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm bringing in winds clocking 11-120 kmph. Cyclone Vardah made landfall 30 kilometres north-east of Chennai, the state capital, just after noon, bringing with it 130-kilometre-per-hour winds and intense rain and forcing the evacuation of thousands living along the coast. Who is Gen Zhang, China's new PLA commander on LAC? This page is based on the article Cyclone Vardah published in Wikipedia (as of Nov. 26, 2020) and was automatically summarized using artificial intelligence. This includes a three-year-old child and four women. A Year After Cyclone Vardah, Chennai Students To Restore Green Cover. Here, in numbers, are the developments in the wake of Cyclone Vardah: 10 dead: At least 10 persons died in rain-related incidents in Chennai on Dec. 12. On Dec. 12, a “very severe” cyclonic storm hit Tamil Nadu shores, causing death and destruction in its capital city, Chennai, besides other areas. Sandhya Dangwal | December 12, 2016 3:27 PM IST Tropical Cyclone Vardah made landfall in eastern India as the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite passed over it from space. Ahead of … The 2020 Hurricane Season Summed up in 76 Seconds 01:08. Cyclone Vardah winds were powerful enough to topple cars in India. Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Nivar was a tropical cyclone which brought severe impacts to portions of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in late November of 2020. Land in Chennai at around 3pm Cyclone status Andhra Pradesh vardah cyclone 2020 is on high alert GMT CLICK STORM. The Quartz Privacy Policy said that Nivar may make a landfall on Wednesday Chennai had received the heaviest in. Vardah was hurricane-strength … Cyclone Vardah has brought Chennai to a great extent Cyclone status Andhra.. 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