Chennai: With relief operations underway at several districts in Tamil Nadu in the aftermath of Cyclone Gaja that caused deaths of at least 45 people, state chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday announced a relief package of Rs 1,000 crores towards Cyclone Gaja-related relief work. Cyclone Gaja hit coastal areas of Tamil Nadu state with heavy rains and winds of 55 miles per hour, said Narendra Kumar, an official of the National Disaster Response Force. Cyclone Gaja toll rises to 45, Tamil Nadu CM asks all leaders to join relief ops 18 Nov, 2018, 11:23AM IST The state government is collecting details about areas which have been badly affected by the cyclone, Palaniswami said. The rescued people have been sheltered in 471 relief centres in six districts including Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram and Tiruvarur, PTI reported. The cyclone Gaja implies elephant in Sanskrit dialect. 0:59. The calls to control rooms have been related to pruning of trees and power supply issues,” Rao said, adding that most persons affected by the Gaja cyclone have received required relief. Kamal Hassan, an actor who is now into politics appealed to neighbouring places in Kerala to rise above politics and help those who are affected by Cyclone Gaja. The aftermath of Cyclone Gaja is seen in Tamil Nadu. Cyclone Gaja strikes Tamil Nadu. It clearing shows that Mr.Modi doesn’t cares about us (Tamilians) “District collectors and ministers from the respective districts are camping in affected areas and carrying out relief operations on a war footing.” Cyclone Gaja, which hit Kerala on Friday evening, wreaked havoc in parts of Ernakulam district, officials said here. Latest reports predict that cyclone Gaja is advancing towards Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh and the coastal area of Tamil Nadu. NDRF personnel clearing tree that had fallen to the fury of Cyclone Gaja. New Indian Express. Destruction in Velankanni due to Cyclone Gaja. "At present, Gaja Cyclone is maintaining the intensity of a cyclonic storm. The Coast Guard conducted aerial surveys of the affected areas. Tamil Nadu CM visits Cyclone Gaja-affected areas. Because he got so many very important schedule like this He had no time to meet the farmers of India and as well as cyclone affected areas of Tamilnadu. Cyclone Gaja has wreaked havoc in coastal Tamil Nadu and the death toll due to the cyclone has reached 35. However, there is a slight possibility of it becoming a marginal severe cyclonic storm. New Indian Express. At least 35 people were killed and over 82,000 others were affected after Cyclone ‘Gaja’ hit the Tamil Nadu coast early Friday. Cyclone Gaja is expected to hit the coast of Tamil Nadu on November 15 and weather experts have predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in several coastal areas from the night of … 1:06. 9:25 am: Trees have been uprooted in Nagapattinam in the overnight rainfall and strong winds which hit the town due to Cyclone Gaja.NDRF teams are carrying out clearance work in the area. Further, due to the magnitude of the cyclone Gaja, extensive damages to the power infrastructure had affected rural industries and had a cascading effect on … The affected rural areas are still in a shambles, with those rendered homeless sheltering in village schools. 0:40. Cyclone Gaja: Rough sea at Pondicherry. New Indian Express. In vulnerable areas, we have started evacuating people to relief centres. The calls to control rooms have been related to pruning of trees and power supply issues,” Rao said, adding that most persons affected by the Gaja cyclone have received required relief. Cyclone Gaja: 11 dead, Tamil Nadu ministers rush to affected areas to speed up relief work The Tamil Nadu government is scrambling to first clear the roads and highways of fallen trees so relief vehicles can quickly reach affected areas. We'll seek assistance from central government after assessment is done by our officials in the affected areas, ANI quoted Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami as saying. Cyclone Gaja, named by Sri Lanka, is the second cyclone to hit the coastal area in a month after Cyclone Titli wreaked havoc in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on October 11, killing a total of 70 people. Severe cyclonic storm “Gaja” crossed between Pondicherry and Nagapattinam with wind gusts up to 120 kilometres speed per hour. Gaja Cyclone and Its Affected Areas Who Named Gaja Cyclone. New Indian Express. Gaja was named by Sri Lanka and Titli was named by Pakistan. Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy will visit the areas affected by Cyclone Gaja, later on Friday. The centre asked Madras High Court yesterday to announce a temporary relief package in a week. The entire eye wall region (of the cyclone) still lies over the land, said IMD. During the night of Thursday the 15 th November 2018, the state of Tamil Nadu in India, was affected by the Gaja Cyclone. , Twitter: NDRF Cyclone Gaja: As many as 76,290 people were evacuated from low lying areas and sheltered at over 300 relief centres in six districts including Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram and … ALERT CYCLONE Bangkok 21 November 2018 SITUATION During the night of Thursday the 15th November 2018, the state of Tamil Nadu in India, was affected by the Gaja Cyclone. Cyclone Gaja - UPDATES. What it also left behind is a huge trauma among those affected. Cyclone Gaja: Heavy winds hit Chennai beaches. 8:30 am: The severe cyclonic storm has weakened into a cyclonic storm, with wind speeds of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph, and has moved around 20 kilometres northwest of … He added that the impact also depended on what areas are hit, ground conditions and disaster preparedness. Severe cyclonic storm "Gaja" crossed between Pondicherry and Nagapattinam with wind gusts up … In South East Asia, cyclones are named by various nations. 0:56. Its intense fury was felt most by the villages in the delta region of Tamil Nadu. Cyclone Gaja: Death toll rises to 45, EPS to visit affected areas on Nov 20 This story is from November 18, 2018 V Mayilvaganan / TNN / Updated: Nov 18, 2018, 19:52 IST Hassan also wanted PM Modi to visit the affected areas in Tamil Nadu. 14:56 PM IST: Nagapattinam district has been heavily damaged by cyclone Gaja.In total, 471 relief camps have been established in which 81,948 people are staying. Cyclone Gaja that hit coastal Tamil Nadu mid-November killed 63 people and left 3.7 lakh homeless, leaving a trail of destruction. Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy will visit the areas affected by Cyclone Gaja, later on Friday. Power supply has yet to be restored in the far-off villages. The cyclonic storm Gaja intensified into a severe storm on Tuesday, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue a cyclone alert for Tamil Nadu and the Puducherry coast. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami Tuesday visited districts hit by Cyclone 'Gaja' in the state and distributed relief material among the affected people. The current wind speed of cyclone Gaja is at 80-90kmph gusting to 100 kmph. We cannot compare the impacts of Gaja to Nivar,” Balachander said. Cyclone Gaja struck in the early hours of Friday, November 16, 2018. The Chief Minister is also expected to visit the affected areas on Tuesday. Cyclone Gaja which formed as a depression near Andaman became a severe cyclone when it made landfall in Tamil Nadu between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam. Photo: Reuters 45 dead as Cyclone Gaja rips through Tamil Nadu, Puducherry ... power supply is yet to resume in affected areas. “Each cyclone has different characteristics depending on the wind speed, rain-bearing capacity and other parameters. As torrential rains and gales of up to 120 kmph whipped up a trail of destruction, lakhs of people became homeless, … This area is one of the most vulnerable sites affected by Cyclone Gaja which caused great damage to the ecosystem due to flooding and siltation. 21 days after Gaja passed, people in semi-urban and urban areas are only gradually limping back to normal. 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