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Cyclone Gaja: Tamil Nadu CM says 11 deaths were reported/ತಮಿಳುನಾಡು: ‘ಗಜ’ದ ಅಬ್ಬರಕ್ಕೆ 11 ಮಂದಿ ಬಲಿ

ಚೆನ್ನೈ: ಗಜ ಚಂಡಮಾರುತ ತಮಿಳುನಾಡಿನ ಹಲವು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ವ್ಯಾಪಕವಾಗಿ ಬೀಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದು, ಪ್ರಾಕೃತಿಕ ವಿಕೋಪದ ಪರಿಣಾಮ ಇದುವರೆಗೆ 11 ಮಂದಿ ಮೃತಪಟ್ಟಿದ್ದಾರೆ. 

ಮೃತಪಟ್ಟವರ ಕುಟುಂಬಗಳಿಗೆ ತಲಾ 10 ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂಪಾಯಿ ಪರಿಹಾರವನ್ನು ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಎಡಪ್ಪಾಡಿ ಕೆ ಪಳನಿಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಘೋಷಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎಂದು ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮಗಳು ವರದಿ ಮಾಡಿವೆ.ಕದ್ದಲೂರು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂದು ಕಾಲಿಟ್ಟ ಗಜ ಚಂಡಮಾರುತದ ತೀವ್ರತೆಗೆ ಇಬ್ಬರು ಬಲಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಅವರ ಕುಟುಂಬಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ನೆರವು ನೀಡಲಾಗುವುದು ಎಂದು ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಉಸ್ತುವಾರಿ ಸಚಿವರೂ ಕೂಡ ಆಗಿರುವ ಸಂಪತ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.ಗಜ ಚಂಡಮಾರುತ ಕಾಲಿಟ್ಟಿದ್ದರಿಂದ ನಾಗಪಟ್ಟಿಣಂ, ತಿರುವಾರೂರು ಮತ್ತು ತಂಜಾವೂರು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗಳ ಹಲವು ಕಡೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮರಗಳು ಧರೆಗುರುಳಿವೆ.

ಮನೆಗಳು ಕುಸಿದು ಹಾನಿಗೀಡಾಗಿವೆ, ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಸಂಪರ್ಕ ಕಡಿತವಾಗಿದೆ.ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮವಾಗಿ ಗಮನಿಸಿ ನಿಭಾಯಿಸುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಈ ಸಮಯ ನಮಗೆ ಸವಾಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಕಂದಾಯ ಸಚಿವ ಆರ್ ಬಿ ಉದಯ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

Gaja crossed the coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranyam, bringing with it heavy rain, and causing severe damage to communication and power infrastructure, mainly in Nagapattinam district.

Speaking to reporters at Salem, Palaniswami said relief work will be taken up on a war-footing and that the work was already underway.

“The government has received information that so far 11 persons have died,” he said without divulging further information.

He said the families of the deceased will be provided a solatium of Rs 10 lakh each from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund.

Those with severe injuries will be provided with Rs one lakh each while people who had sustained simple injuries will get Rs 25,000 as relief, he added.

IMAGE: Dark clouds hover over Marina beach before the arrival of cyclone Gaja in Chennai.

The damage caused by Gaja, including to the fishing sector, was being assessed, he said.

Over 80,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas as severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ crossed the coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranyam early Friday, bringing with it heavy rains in coastal regions.

Gusty winds due to the cyclonic storm resulted in hundreds of trees and electricity poles being uprooted in Nagapattinam and Karaikal districts.

Other districts like Cuddalore and Puthukottai also bore the brunt of the cyclone.

IMAGE: Trees uprooted and houses damaged in Nagapattinam in the overnight rainfall and strong winds which hit the town.

Gusty winds due to the cyclonic storm resulted in hundreds of trees and electricity poles being uprooted in Nagapattinam and Karaikal districts.

As the cyclone’s landfall began, coastal towns including Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thondi and Pamban in Tamil Nadu and Karaikkal and Puducherry received rainfall ranging between 3 cm and 8 cm.

Cuddalore received 8 cm, Nagapattinam 5 cm and neighbouring Puducherry and Karaikkal 5 cm each up to 5.30 am Friday, according to a meteorological official in Chennai.

IMAGE: People at Kasimedu beach before the arrival of cyclone Gaja, in Chennai. The government has announced helpline numbers 1070 or those who may need assistance.

According to the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority, as many as 81,948 people were evacuated from low-lying areas and sheltered in 471 relief centres in six districts — Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Ramanathapuram and Tiruvarur.

Power supply has been suspended since Thursday evening.

Traffic remains disrupted in most parts of Nagapattinam and Karaikal districts.

A holiday has been declared for educational institutions in Nagapattinam district.

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