January 04, 2019 7:56 pm
Chief Minister K Palaniswami said 52 people had died in the cyclonic storm that left a trail of destruction in districts such as Pudukottai, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Thanjavur.
December 04, 2018 2:44 am
Three weeks after the cyclonic storm stuck the state on November 16, leaving 65 people dead and more that 1.34 lakh electricity poles damaged, officials in the state agriculture department said at least 70,000 coconut farmers have been directly affected in mainly four districts - Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam.
November 30, 2018 12:45 am
What made the situation worse in the delta regions was the lack of geographical obstructions in plain farm lands, unlike in urban and hilly areas, with coconut trees being the only hurdle to wind speeds
November 28, 2018 2:29 pm
Cyclone Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam on November 16, leaving more than 60 people dead and causing widespread damage.
November 27, 2018 11:31 am
Haasan wrote to the chief minister, saying Cyclone Gaja has caused "widespread damage and destruction to life and property" in the Cauvery delta and coastal districts of Tamil Nadu.
November 24, 2018 4:27 pm
The cyclone has claimed 63 lives, with Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur and Pudukottai being the worst affected districts.
November 23, 2018 12:23 am
Palaniswami said that Modi, responding to his request, deputed a central team to assess the damage caused by the cyclone. The team is expected to reach Tamil Nadu on Friday.
November 22, 2018 11:37 pm
Palaniswami had taken a helicopter from Tiruchirappalli to Pudukottai and Thanjavur districts on Tuesday to visit the affected parts but could not land at Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur due to inclement weather following which he had to cut short his tour.
November 22, 2018 10:35 am
Due to Cyclone Gaja, schools and colleges will remain close in Chennai. The Chennai collector has declared a holiday for all schools and colleges in the district on November 22 due to incessant rain and rainfall warning.
November 21, 2018 3:59 pm
Palaniswami had visited the districts hit by cyclone Gaja Tuesday and distributed relief materials to the affected people
November 17, 2018 12:34 pm
The severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ crossed the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam early Friday morning with wind speeds gusting up to 120 kmph