The Tamil Nadu government has announced helpline numbers for districts that are likely to be affected by Cyclone Nivar. The depression formed in Bay of Bengal has currently intensified into a cyclonic storm and is set to make landfall on November 25. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted wind speed of 100-120 kms at the time of Cyclone Nivar making landfall between Mahabalipuram and Karaikal.
Cyclone Nivar is expected to affect delta districts and northern coastal regions of the state. Taking into account the severity of the cyclonic storm, the Tamil Nadu government has released a list of helplines for districts including Chennai, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore, Ranipet, Ariyalur, Thiruvarur, Cuddalore, Thanjavur and Coimbatore.
Here is a list of helpline numbers released by government for emergencies:
Toll free number: 1913
Helpline: 044 2538 4530, 044 25384530, 044 25243454
Helpline: 044 27427412, 044 27427414
Arakkonam: 04177236360, 9445000507
Arcot: 04172 235568, 9445000505
Walajah: 04172 232519, 94445000506
Helpline: 04365 252500
Helpline: 04329 226709
Helpline Whatsapp: 9445071077
Helpline WhatsApp: 934536838
Helpline: 0422 230114, 0422 2301523
Free helpline numbers - 1070/ 1077
Control Room - 04368 228801, 04368 227704
Whatsapp number - 99438 06263
Disaster management control room: 1077, 044 27237207
The state government has also appointed 10 police officers to monitor the Cyclone Nivar preparedness. The Additional Director General of Police, Operations, Chennai AK Viswanathan will monitor the works in the city, TS Anbu, Inspector General of Police, Idol Wing CID, Chennai will monitor the works in Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu. The works in Tiruvallur will be monitored by V Vanitha, Inspector General of Police, Railways, Chennai and Nagarajan Inspector General of Police, North Zone will monitor the works in Cuddalore. R Tamil Chandran, Inspector General of Police, Armed Police, Trichy will monitor works in Thiruvarur.