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The 'Cyclone Nada' formed in the South East Bay is moving north westwards towards northern Tamil Nadu coast. The cyclone is found to be at 430 kilometre South East of Chennai and 390 kilometer off Puducherry coast.
The Meteorology Department has said the weather system is moving at a speed of 25 kilometer per hour, and is expected to have a landfall close to Cuddalore in between Vedaranyam and Puducherry early morning tomorrow. The MeT Department has said, under the influence of the cyclone, coastal districts may witness heavy to very heavy rain from today, which may spread to the interior areas gradually covering the whole of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
The weather officials have asked fishermen not to venture into the sea. Reports from districts say, places like Tiruvarur and Cuddalore have begun to experience rain.
Precautionery measures have been made on a warfooting in Tamil Nadu ahead of the cyclone hitting the coast. Vulnerability mapping has been done and teams of officials with volunteers have been deployed in identified areas.
Shelters have been arranged with essential items for evacuation from coastal and low lying areas whenever required.NDRF teams along with the state forces have been already dispatched to Cuddalore, Nagappattinam and Chennai districts. Schools in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Pudukottai districts remain closed. Several Universities have rescheduled their examinations due to the cyclone.
Anticipating heavy rainfall under the influence of Cyclone 'Nada', the Puducherry government has declared a holiday for all educational institutions today.
The official machinery has geared up to meet any eventuality and control rooms were opened.

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