Cyclone Nivar: Landfall triggers torrential downpours

Sun Online Desk

26th November, 2020 10:27:26 printer

Cyclone Nivar: Landfall triggers torrential downpours

Cyclone Nivar has made landfall in southern India, triggering torrential downpours in coastal areas of Tamil Nadu.

Officials said it reached winds of more than 120km/h (75mph) but then weakened into a severe cyclonic storm.

Tens of thousands of people from low lying areas had been evacuated ahead of landfall.

According to local media, one woman died when a wall collapsed following heavy rain.

Heavy wind had already felled trees and strong rains flooded parts of Tamil Nadu and the capital Chennai, BBC reported.


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