Cyclone Burevi crossed the South Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Kanyakumari on Dec.3 with a 70-80 kph wind speed.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted heavy to very high rainfall in Tamil Nadu's districts on Dec. 5 and severe rains in isolated areas. The storm would be associated with a 50-60 kph wind speed and weakens with deep depression for several hours. It then moves slowly west and southwestwards across the Ramanathapuram district towards South Kerala. IMD had issued a red alert on Dec. 4 to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal.
PM Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami and assured help from the Centre for the challenges faced due to cyclone Burevi. The state administration has made all efforts to ensure the safety of the fishermen in the deep-sea. Control rooms have been established in Kanyakumari, Thoothukudi, and Chennai on a 24-hour basis.