Weather Alert – Cyclonic System Development December 1, 2020

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Chennai 
Cyclonic System Development
December 1, 2020 

Location:  South Tamil Nadu coast

Event:  A well-marked low-pressure area in the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of the South Andaman Sea and Equatorial Indian Ocean is expected to develop into a cyclonic storm approaching south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala by December 2, 2020.  According to official local weather sources, such as the Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre for Tropical Cyclones Over North Indian Ocean, heavy rains may begin as early as December 1, 2020. Heavy to extremely heavy rains are expected between Thanjavur and Kanyakumari, in the State of Tamil Nadu, from December 1 through December 3, 2020.  Other regions across southern India can expect heavy rainfall and possible flooding as a result of this storm. Internet service, landline phone, and cell phone capabilities may be affected.

Consulate Operations:  The U.S. Consulate General Chennai is currently scheduled to operate as normal.

Actions to Take:
Monitor local media for weather updates.
Seek secure shelter.
Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
Notify friends and family of your safety.

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