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Cyclone Vardah: Tamil Nadu govt taking precautions for Kalpakkam nuclear plant

December 12, 2016 5:34:30 pm

"All precautions are taken at nuclear plant Kalpakkam to face Vardah. So far all is well and plant operation is normal. The plant is in touch with the India Meteorological Department," the NDMA said.

Cyclone Vardah: Intensity may not weaken much when it makes landfall

December 12, 2016 10:36:50 am

By the time it makes a landfall, its wind speed is expected to be 100-110 kmph with winds gusting up to 120 kmph. The wind speed during a very severe cyclonic storm is 120 to 130 kmph.

Cyclone Vardah: NDRF takes precautionary steps to combat

December 11, 2016 5:59:55 pm

Stating that NDRF is in constant touch with the concerned authorities monitoring the situation, Panchnanda said the NDRF battalions would be ready to move to any place at short notice.

Cyclonic storm ‘Vardah’ to make landfall near Chennai on Monday

December 11, 2016 4:18:55 pm

The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) at Chennai said the storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall in northern coastal districts of Tamil Nadu, including the capital city.

Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into cyclonic storm, likely to intensify

December 8, 2016 5:03:16 pm

"The system is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours," the department said.