Cyclone Burevi To Hit Tamil Nadu On December 4: Here Are 10 Thing To Know About The Cyclonic Storm

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Just a few days after cyclone Nivar hit Tamil Nadu, the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that another cyclonic storm called Burevi is set to make landfall in southern parts of Tamil Nadu. Cyclone Burevi can bring heavy to very heavy rainfall in the state and in Kerala between December 2 and 4. The IMD department is using it’s Twitter account to warn the people living in these vulnerable areas. The department recently tweeted that Burevi is expected to “emerge into Gulf of Mannar on 3rd. To cross south TN coast between Kanniyakumari and Pamban during 3rd night and 4th early morning as CS.”

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Here are 10 things to know about the cyclonic storm Burevi:

  1. The cyclone is expected to make landfall in Tamil Nadu after hitting Srilanka. Cyclone Burevi is likely to emerge into the Gulf of Mannar and the adjoining Comorin area on Thursday morning, after crossing the Sri Lankan coast on Wednesday evening/night.
  2. The storm is likely to cross Kerala the same evening and re-emerge in the Arabian Sea later. The soft targets of the cyclone will be Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Punalur, Kochi, Thrissur, Munnar, and Alappuzha. These places are expected to face the storm’s fury mostly on December 4.
  3. On Tuesday the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi K Palaniswami urged the citizens in the southern districts of the state, where there is a warning of heavy rains and strong winds between December 1 and 4, to stay indoors.
  4. Nine teams of the national disaster response force have been stationed in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, and Madurai districts.
  5. The chief minister has also asked fishermen who were out in the deep sea to return immediately. Neighbouring states have also been requested to allow the state’s fishermen berth at their shore, as reported by TOI.
  6. Along with that, people living in landslide-prone areas will be shifted to safe places and relief camps will be set up for them following COVID-19 protocols.
  7. According to Skymet Weather, a private Indian company that provides weather forecasts, the cyclone will disrupt communication and connectivity in the susceptible area and may also cause flooding and inundations.
  8. The Department of Hydrology has been asked to check the water levels in the major rivers in the susceptible area immediately given the possibility of floods which might be caused due to heavy rains. Currently, the water level in the rivers is checked at 8 am, 12 noon, and 4 pm. Additionally, for the next three days, the water level in Neyyar, Killiyar, and Karamanayar rivers will be checked at 4 pm and 8 pm too, reported Livemint. 
  9. A red alert has been issued in Thiruvananthapuram for December 3 and an orange alert has been issued for December 2 and 4.
  10. Burevi is unlikely to be as severe as the cyclonic storm Nivar that hit the state last week. However, it is going to be the second storm to hit the state within a week.

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Arunima Sharma is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.