Cyclone Gaja makes landfall; heavy rains pound TN coast, trees and houses uprooted
The outer bands of the low-pressure system of cyclone Gaja entered land, bringing with it rainfall to the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
With the Tamil Nadu government already declaring that 30,500 rescue personnel were on standby, the district collectors of Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Pudukottai, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore and Ramanathapuram have declared holiday for schools and colleges on Thursday.
Educational institutions in Puducherry and Karaikal regions are closed today and tomorrow in view of the cyclone.
— ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2018