In the wake of the “Gaja” cyclone, trees were uprooted, crops were destroyed, buildings collapsed making many people homeless.
“Gaja” Collapsed coastal fishermen belongings
In the wake of the “Gaja” cyclone, trees were uprooted, crops were destroyed, buildings collapsed making many people homeless. Cyclone “Gaja” has left a trail of destruction in Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry, claiming the lives of atleast 48 people Around 250,000 people have been evacuated in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, where wind speeds reached 120kmph when the storm made landfall on Nov. 16. Last week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued red warning, the highest category, for the eastern coastal states, telling locals to watch out for
Roof collapsed SEVAI Centre in Nagapatinam
heavy rains and strong winds. Fishermen were also asked not to go out to sea. Now, local governments are scrambling to provide relief following extensive damage to houses, infrastructure, and crops. The State Government has estimated that the cyclone uprooted over 170,000 and damaged about 117,000 houses. Farmers have seen acres of their coconut farms and banana plantations ruined. The impact of the cyclone also damaged and power lines, cutting off electricity in several districts including the Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, and Nagapattinam districts. Indian Navy personnel joined the State Authorities, NDRF and civil populace to clear public buildings and roads in Nagapattinam.Two naval ships Chetlat and Cheriyam arrived at Karaikal this morning carrying relief food material. The system has now become a depression and has entered land area of through Dindigul, Trichy and Theni
Gaja Cyclone devastation
districts. The power supply has been suspended since Thursday evening in Nagapattinam district. Traffic remains disrupted in most parts of Nagapattinam and Karaikal, Tiruvarur, Pudukottai and Thanjavur districts.SEVAI centre in Nagapatinam has been severely damaged and the renovation activities are to be undertaken.