After Nivar, cyclone Burevi approaches Tamil Nadu, Kerala
As cyclone Burevi approaches Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke with the chief ministers of the states to discuss the situation prevailing in the parts of the regions. He assured the chief ministers of all possible help from the Centre.
A deep depression over southwest Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclonic storm 'Burevi' on Tuesday and is expected to intensify further and cross the Sri Lankan coast on December 2, the India Meteorological Department had said.
“After making landfall in the neighbouring country, close to Trincomalee, it is very likely to emerge into Gulf of Mannar and adjoining Comorin area -around Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu- on December 3 morning”, the IMD said in a bulletin.
It would then move nearly west-southwestwards and cross south Tamil Nadu coast between Kanyakumari and Pamban in the wee hours of December 4, it said.
In Kerala and south Tamil Nadu, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in some places whereas a few isolated places may receive extremely heavy rainfall on December 3, the Met Department said.
The IMD has issued a red alert for south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala for December 3.
"We discussed the conditions prevailing in parts of the state due to Cyclone Burevi. Centre will provide all possible support to TN. I pray for the well-being and safety of those living in the areas affected,” Modi tweeted after his conversation with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami.
Regarding his talks with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, he said he spoke on the conditions prevailing due to cyclonic storm Burevi in the state and assured all possible support from the Centre to help Kerala.
"Praying for the safety and well-being of those staying in the affected areas," Modi tweeted.