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Cyclone Gaja to hit TN on Nov 15; Rescue personnel on standby

There would be rough to very rough sea conditions along and off Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts from Wednesday morning and high swelling sea during that night.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 13 Nov 2018 9:38 AM GMT

Cyclone Gaja to hit TN on Nov 15; Rescue personnel on standby
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Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Gaja will cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore on Nov 15, the Met said on Tuesday. The cyclonic storm is presently centred over the Bay of Bengal.

There would be rough to very rough sea conditions along and off Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts from Wednesday morning and high swelling sea during that night.

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Government has made all necessary arrangements to combat this cyclone and has put 30,500 rescue personnel on standby.

The fishermen, who were in deep sea have been asked to return to coasts immediately.

At 5.30 a.m., the cyclonic storm was centred about 750 km east of here and 840 km east-northeast of Nagappattinam.

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It was expected to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours by Wednesday and maintain that intensity till Thursday. "It is very likely to move west-south-westwards," IMD said.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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