Cyclone Gaja HIGHLIGHTS | PM Modi promises Central support to Tamil Nadu; heavy rains, landslides lash Kerala's Idukki

Several landslides, mudslides and severe damages were reported in parts of Idukki where the state's disaster management authority had issued an Orange alert on Thursday. 

Published: 15th November 2018 09:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2018 01:18 AM   |  A+A-

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A visual from Vedaranyam, Tamil Nadu after Cyclone Gaja made its landfall early Friday morning. (Photo | M Muthu Kannan/ EPS)

By Online Desk

At least 13 people have died and over 80,000 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas after severe cyclonic storm Gaja lashed Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam in Tamil Nadu early Friday morning. CM Palaniswami has announced an ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund for the families of the deceased.

After leaving heavy destruction in TN, Cyclone Gaja has now moved to Kerala. Several landslides, mudslides and severe damages were reported in parts of Idukki where the state's disaster management authority had issued an Orange alert on Thursday. 

READ: Cyclone Gaja kills 13, leaves trail of destruction in Tamil Nadu

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