Gale winds speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph is very likely to move over & around Lakshadweep Islands during next 12 hours and increase thereafter.
Meanwhile Defence PRO Dhanya Sanal K confirmed that four ships of Indian Navy and 2 ships of Indian Coast Guard have already been deployed for the rescue operations.
5 Navy ships have been deployed from Kochi, two ships are on standby in Lakshadweep.
Sea conditions would be high along and off south Kerala coast during next 48 hours and along and off south Tamilnadu coast during the next 24 hours. Two ships each belonging to the Indian Coast Guard have been deployed from Kochi and Tuticorin. It is also gearing up for Humanitarian Assistance that may be required due to the storm.
Thus, the system will give heavy rains over parts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai as well as Kerala and some parts of Karnataka between December 3 and 7. Personnel from the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force from Arakkonam were rushed to Kanyakumari and other districts. Shutters of Neyyar Dam were opened following heavy rain in catchment areas.In Idukki district, a portion of St Sebastian's school fell down, but no injuries have been reported so far.
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The IMD had earlier issued a "heavy to very heavy rainfall" warning in both the states.
In Tamil Nadu, trees were uprooted and and people in low-lying areas were evacuated to safer places and relief camps.
The report added that Kerala can expect heavy winds that can reach up to speeds of 85 kmph along South Kerala coast.
Heavy rainfall is expected over south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala during the next 24 hours. "Due to this heavy rains are expected in southern districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala", the IMD said in a statement.
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