Cyclone Gaja makes landfall in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam; heavy rains lash state; nearly 80,000 people evacuated
Cyclone Gaja made landfall in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu around 1.40 am on Friday. The state has been put on high alert and more than 76,000 people have been evacuated, according to reports.
Cyclone Gaja: Thousands evacuated in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; disaster management apparatus activated
The Indian Navy has been put on high alert and the Rajput-class destroyer INS Ranvir and Khukri-class corvette INS Khanjar are on standby for rescue operations.
Cyclone Gaja to make landfall today: Indian Navy put on high alert; fishing suspended along Tamil Nadu, Andhra coasts
Very heavy rains are likely to hit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in light of Cyclone Gaja, as both states pull out all the stops to mitigate damage. 20,000 people residing on the coastal line will be moved to relief camps.