Cyclone Nada further weakens, makes landfall in Tamil Nadu: Five latest developments

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Cyclone Nada makes landfall in Tamil Nadu
Cyclone Nada makes landfall in Tamil Nadu

Chennai : Cyclone Nada weakened into depression and made landfall near Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu, said MeT Department.

Heavy rains upto 4 cms in Cuddalore, Puducherry and Nagapattinam are likely while Chennai will receive moderate rainfall, the weather department has said.

Five major developments about the cyclone:

1: A team of the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF has reached Karaikal. "We've also got ready many schools as temporary relief centres," said Deputy Collector Kesavan.

2: NDRF teams have been posted in Cuddalore, which is about 20 km away from Puducherry.

3: Met department has said that heavy rains are likely but it is unlikely to be as intense as the Cyclone Thane that had hit Cuddalore a few years ago.

4: The Navy said it has "assumed high degree of readiness".

5: Schools will today remain closed in Tamil Nadu's northern coastal districts like Chennai, Nagapattinam and Cuddalore and in Puducherry.

Update from PTI news agency: