Around 500,000 hectares of cropland was ruined while 68,000 people were evacuated and taken to flood relief camps. Damage and death totals include the damage and deaths caused when that storm was a precursor wave or extratropical low, and all of the damage figures are in 2012 USD. 136 likes. The scope of this article is limited to the Indian Ocean in the Northern Hemisphere, east of the Horn of Africa and west of the Malay Peninsula. and brought high winds and heavy rains to much of Bangladesh, causing extensive damage. TV9, a Telugu news channel reported that people in Nellore district continued to suffer from the effects of the storm even after landfall, due to lack of information regarding the cyclone. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami said government agencies are on their toes to deal with the any emergency situationin the state. The storm killed a total of 30 people. Onlookers gather on the beach after the oil tanker ship Pratibha Cauvery ran aground off the coast in Chennai on October 31, 2012. Flooded streets in the city of Chennai October 31, 2012. TV9 reported that over 12,000 poor had remained hungry over the past three days and no government official had visited the storm affected villages despite the prolonged shortage of food and lack of electricity. Cyclone Nilam – 2012. Over the following few days, the depression gradually intensified into a deep depression, and subsequently a cyclonic storm by October 30. Cyclone Nisha – 656 mm in Orathanadu, Thanjavur in November 2008 Cyclone Ockhi – 451 mm in Papanasam Dam, Tirunelveli in Cyclone Vardah – 382 mm in Shollinganallur, Chennai in December 2016 Cyclone Nilam – 240 mm in Yercaud, Salem in November 2012 Trees were reportedly uprooted in the city's suburbs of SR Nagar, Shantinagar and Jaya Gardens near Malakpet. [11] The Joint Typhoon Warning Centre also noted that deep convection was building over a cloud-covered low level circulation center and issued a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert. Though three bodies out of five were found, they were all yet to be identified. Along with Nellore, Chittoor district also saw very heavy rainfall. Also, heavy rains in Visakhapatnam district lead to a train derailment in Araku Valley, a famous tourist destination near Visakhapatnam. Schools and colleges in Chennai declared holidays until November 1 as 282 schools had been converted into relief centers. Government offices and private organisations closed their operations by 3 p.m. to ease traffic congestion. The Puttalam – Mannar road was submerged under about a meter of water near Eluwankulama due to the overflowing of the Kala Oya river. It slowly tracked westwards, organizing itself and intensifying into a Depression by 0900 UTC of 22 December. Cyclone Nilam (2012), 45 kts After Cyclone Jal, Cyclone Nilam is believed to be the deadliest cyclone to have impacted South India. Cyclone Nada: Satellite animation of Cyclone Nada cloud build-up in 5 seconds. [9] The storm then tracked westwards and intensified into a Deep Depression by 18:00 UTC on the same day, followed by a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert issued by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at 20:00 UTC. [2], More than 3000 people were evacuated around Mahabalipuram in the wake of the storm. There were … [32] The oil tanker MT Pratibha Cauvery ran aground near Chennai after drifting into the storm. Cyclone Nilam hits Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh in India and ravaged Sri Lanka; at least 70,000 people have been displaced. [26], The storm brought torrential rains to Sri Lanka. During the storm, 3,150 people were evacuated and kept in cyclone shelters at Thalainayar and Keezhaiyur. 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