The meteorological observations agency, India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that an extremely severe cyclone to hit Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal on November 25.
Following this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Karuppa Palaniswami and Puducherry Chief Minister Velu Narayanasamy over the situation ahead of the cyclone.
In his tweet, Narendra Modi said, he assured all the possible support for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry from the Centre. He prayed for the well-being of the people living in affected areas.
'Spoke to Tamil Nadu CM Shri @EPSTamilNadu and Puducherry CM Shri @VNarayanasami regarding the situation in the wake of Cyclone Nivar. Assured all possible support from the Centre. I pray for the safety and well-being of those living in the affected areas,' PM Modi's tweet read.
The overnight heavy rainfall that hit many coastal districts in Tamil Nadu and Pucchery is expected to transform into a severe cyclone. The Tamil Nadu government has canceled the bus services in the coastal areas until further orders.
As a precautionary measure, six National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were deployed in the Cuddalore district as well as the shore city Chennai.