Many coastal areas of Tamilnadu have been affected and yesterday evening the cyclone crossed Chennai city. The storm killed a total of 30 people. [3] The state government later declared a holiday for all schools and colleges of coastal districts. Reports are that the cyclone has destroyed over 2,00,000 trees, 1,00,000 houses and much more… Impact of Gaja on our farmers Chennai and Mahabalipuram were wrost hit area,3,150 people were evacuated around Mahabalipuram and Chennai. [1] In Chennai's Marina Beach, strong winds pushed piles of sand ashore and seawater reached nearly a 100 m (330 ft) inland. [16], An area of convection crossed the Isthmus of Kra on 23 October and entered the Bay of Bengal from the Pacific Ocean. Over the following few days, the depression gradually intensified into a deep depression, and subsequently a cyclonic storm by October 30. [32] On November 18, BOB 03 encountered strong wind shear from the south west that diminished most of its convection. Every year flood or cyclones affects in Tamil Nadu, The earlier cyclone namely Nisha, Jall, and now Another old woman was killed by hypothermia while a man was found dead under the debris of a broken wall. India is a country in the North Indian Ocean that is the most vulnerable to getting hit by tropical cyclones in the basin, from the east or from the west. 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Several villages and towns in southern coastal Andhra Pradesh were flooded and heavy rains were also reported in Visakhapatnam, a major city in north Coastal Andhra. [11] The cyclone continued tracking westward at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph). Severe flooding in the state reportedly killed another 15 people, taking the death toll up to 22. The storm made landfall at peak intensity near Mahabalipuram on 31 October,[22] and started weakening. Several teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been depolyed in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry in the wake of Cyclone Nivar that will hit the Indian coastal areas on Wednesday. Further weakening ensued as land interaction increased, and the IMD downgraded ARB 02 into a low pressure area on 25 December.[39]. [9] The next day, the system intensified into a Depression about 550 km (340 mi) to the northeast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Murjan became the first cyclonic storm of the season. Cyclone Nada: Satellite animation of Cyclone Nada cloud build-up in 5 seconds. Exactly double the figure of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh suffered more economic damage and life loss though it was not directly hit. Residents gathered at the Santhome beach, observing the relief and rescue efforts made to help the victims of the MV Pratibha Cauvery. Some 54 km (34 mi) of municipality roads and 23 km (14 mi) of town panchayat roads were damaged by the rains. This figure, along with the deaths of the MV Pratibha Cauvery incident sent the Tamil Nadu death toll up to 19. It became a cyclonic storm on October 31. Cyclone Nilam – 2012. This is a table of all storms in the 2012 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. [20] The next day, BOB 02 further intensified into a cyclonic storm and was named Nilam by the IMD. Cyclone Nilam made landfall on the Tamil Nadu coast between Mahabalipuram and Kalpakkam on Wednesday evening with strong winds. Flooded streets in the city of Chennai October 31, 2012. Four others remained missing even after a second day of search and rescue efforts which included four ships, two helicopters and two Dornier aircraft. It slowly tracked westwards, organizing itself and intensifying into a Depression by 0900 UTC of 22 December. One fell on the compound wall of a police commissioner's residence, causing structural damage. The cyclone was originated on 30 th December then the cyclone was passed through Puducherry to Cuddalore, The cyclone damaged much in Puduchery and Cuddalore, district. In Basava Road, a tree pulled down power lines, along with six electric poles outing power in the locality. [32] The oil tanker MT Pratibha Cauvery ran aground near Chennai after drifting into the storm. With the convective cloud bands lying over coastal Tamil Nadu, the centre of the cyclone is approaching the Tamil Nadu coast. Soon, the LLCC became fully exposed, as a result of the wind shear. The rest of the people were taken to the Thalainayar Government Higher Secondary School in Thalainayar. Keametsite recorded 72 km/hr winds. [22] Across Sri Lanka, ten people were killed in events related to Cyclone Nilam. Nilam Cyclone. [4] Nilam was initially estimated to have caused economic losses of around ₹700 million (US$9.8 million) to ₹800 million (US$11 million). [27] Several villages in and around Ongole were inundated by floodwater. The flood in Kilinochchi had receded and the situation was normalized. The death toll rose to 28. [13] The India Meteorological Department issued their final bulletin for Murjan at 0600 UTC of 26 October 2012. Cyclone Nilam originated from an area of low pressure over the Bay of Bengal on October 28, 2012. [6] However, this number was quickly reduced to around 60 the following day. IMD claims another cyclonic storm likely to affect Tamil Nadu in December Monday, November 30, 2020, 14:56 [IST] 4 killed due to Nivar cyclone in Tamil Nadu: PM Modi speaks to … There were … ANALYSIS. Along with Nellore, Chittoor district also saw very heavy rainfall. [9] The storm then tracked westwards and intensified into a Deep Depression by 18:00 UTC on the same day, followed by a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at 20:00 UTC. [12] The storm crossed the coast of Somalia by late 25 October and gradually weakened into a depression. [8] The most significant damage took place in Hatiya where seven people were killed and 1,000 homes were destroyed. Raj, deputy director general of meteorology in … [10] During that day the depression moved towards the west and gradually developed further with deep convection surrounding the system becoming better organized. The cyclone is mainly raised from the North East monsoon period of December. The officials in Chennai have already taken all measures to ensure that the loss would be minimum from this cyclone. [25] Nilam dissipated on November 2, over north interior Karnataka. [36], Under the influence of an active Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, a low pressure area formed over the Arabian Sea near 7.3°N and 70.7°E on 18 December. The death toll in the state went up to seven. Heavy rain has submerged track and badly affected train services in Chennai, hours after the threat of a cyclone receded. [17], During the storm, 150,000 people were shifted to cyclone shelters in Nellore district. It has been a very special experience facing the storm “ Nilam” which hit the east coast of India since past 3 days. The tracks of past cyclones, which crossed the Tamil Nadu coast from the year 1891 to 2013 were digitized and shown in the Map.1. [35] On November 2, one of the MT Pratibha Cauvery's five missing sailors' bodies was found in the sea waters near Chennai. [7] Across the country, at least 43 people were killed. and brought high winds and heavy rains to much of Bangladesh, causing extensive damage. [5] The figures soon went up to ₹100 crore (US$14 million). [6] At least 1,500 mud, straw, and tin houses were destroyed and 30,000 more were damaged. [26], The storm brought torrential rains to Sri Lanka. 87.5 millimetres (3.44 in) of rainfall was recorded in the city with a maximum sustained windspeed of 47 km/h (29 mph). However the storm encountered strong vertical wind shear and colder sea surface temperatures on 24 December,[37] causing its low-level circulation center to become fully exposed, prompting JTWC to issue its final advisory on the storm. [15] As it moved further inland into the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, Nilam further weakened into a Depression. [3] 3 were reportedly killed in Andhra Pradesh. [24] On November 1, more than 200 boats ran aground due to strong winds. [29] Rains in Andhra Pradesh inundated 76,980 hectares of cropland, most of which was paddy. (BCCL) [37] The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) upgraded the storm into a Tropical Cyclone by 0300 UTC of 23 December,[38] followed by Deep Depression status by the morning hours of the same day. Madras Atomic Power Station, Kalpakkam officials stated that vigil was being maintained on all important equipment, and the reactors are made to withstand winds up to 160 km/h (99 mph). It mentions all of the season's storms and their names, durations, peak intensities (according to the IMD storm scale), damages, and death totals. The cyclone killed 24 people in the state, and caused ₹22,573 crore (US$3.35 billion) in damage. [7], In Bangalore, heavy rains and strong winds felled over 86 trees. It gradually drifted northwestwards and organized itself until on November 17, when the JTWC issued a TCFA on the system, reporting 30 knot winds at the center. Originating from an area of low pressure over the Bay of Bengal on October 28, 2012, the system began as a weak depression 550 km (340 mi) northeast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. [39] M. Jayaraman, a senior disaster management official, said that at least 16 people were killed in rainfall-related events. After originating from a low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal on October 28, the system made landfall as a strong cyclonic storm near Mahabalipuram on … 695 Dt: December 05, 2008 20KB Natural Calamities - Damages caused due to heavy rains and floods on account of cyclone NISHA in many districts in Tamil Nadu during November 2008 - Release of additional amount Rs.500 Crore for Relief and Rehabilitation - Sanctioned - Orders - Issued. 'sapphire') was the most intense tropical cyclone to make landfall in India since the 1999 Odisha cyclone. Tamil Nadu Cyclone Nivar: Coastal Tamil Nadu is bracing for heavy rain and strong winds after weathermen warned that the depression over the Bay of … 31/10/2012 Cyclone on Indian coast, Helpline Numbers: Chennai - 04428447734 ,Tamilnadu - 04428447727 [10] Late on October 24, the IMD upgraded depression ARB 01 to a cyclonic storm, officially naming it Murjan. [7] According to the police chief of Bhola District, the storm was far stronger than forecast and no warnings for a major storm were made. TV9, a Telugu news channel reported that people in Nellore district continued to suffer from the effects of the storm even after landfall, due to lack of information regarding the cyclone. CHENNAI: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said a trough of low pressure had formed and so, a cyclone storm was likely to be heading toward Tamil Nadu by April 29. Located just north of a subtropical ridge, BOB 03's inflow was affected by dry air that wrapped the center of the storm. The neelam cyclone i s expected to c ross tamilnadu (south of chennai) tomorrow (october 31st , 2012) may be at noon or evening. [31], The Chennai Port sounded a 'Danger 7' alarm and had sent off ships to outer sea to minimize damage when the storm made landfall. Schools and colleges in Chennai declared holidays until November 1 as 282 schools had been converted into relief centers. [2][3] During that day the depression moved towards the north and crossed the Bangladesh coast near Hatiya early the next day. G.O.Ms.No. [13], Nilam continued to track northwestward under the influence of a low to mid-level subtropical ridge. The system later had a few bursts of convection, before dissipating completely off the coast of southern India, on November 20. During the season, only five systems formed, of which only two became cyclonic storms. Both the storms made landfall, and they, along with the deep depressions, were responsible for 128 deaths and economic losses worth at least $56.7 million (2012 USD). TV9 reported that over 12,000 poor had remained hungry over the past three days and no government official had visited the storm affected villages despite the prolonged shortage of food and lack of electricity. Cyclone Nisha – 656 mm in Orathanadu, Thanjavur in November 2008 Cyclone Ockhi – 451 mm in Papanasam Dam, Tirunelveli in Cyclone Vardah – 382 mm in Shollinganallur, Chennai in December 2016 Cyclone Nilam – 240 mm in Yercaud, Salem in November 2012 It also was a weakened cyclone due to high shear during landfall over Mahabs and the maximum wind was however in chennai at 75 km/hr. It slowly organized itself and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued a TCFA at 0330 UTC of 28 October. 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[28], Four more people were found dead in Andhra Pradesh, as two people were electrocuted near the New Port railway station in Kakinada. Over 3,000 tonnes of debris was cleared out using 285 trucks. Rail services were temporarily suspended when electricity lines fell on the railway track. The 2012 North Indian Ocean cyclone season was an event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. Danger signal 7 was hosted in Chennai, Ennore, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam ports of Tamil Nadu and in Puducherry, and danger signal 3 in Krishnapatnam, Vadarevu, Machilipatnam and Nizampatnam ports of Andhra Pradesh. [18] Early on 29th Cctober, BOB 02 was upgraded to a Deep Depression and was put under constant surveillance by the IMD. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami said government agencies are on their toes to deal with the any emergency situationin the state. Though three bodies out of five were found, they were all yet to be identified. Vardah crossed the eastern coast of India close to Chennai in the afternoon hours of December 12, 2016. The last time Chennai witnesed 120 km/hr winds were only from 1994 Cyclone… Cyclone … [29] About half an hour following the TCFA, the IMD upgraded the area of low pressure into a Depression,[30] and further into a Deep Depression, the same evening. Cyclone Burevi has weakened into a deep depression and will cross the Tamil Nadu coast tomorrow, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. 2012 Cyclone Nilam. 2012 Cyclone Nilam - Chennai got 120 mm rainfall. It made landfall near Mahabalipuram on October 31 as a strong cyclonic storm with peak winds of 85 km/h (50 mph). News from Chennai. Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center said that about 1,000 houses were damaged by the storm. 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