. . The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal worsened to Cyclone Nivar and is likely to cross the coast between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Wednesday as a severe cyclone. IMD had been put on alert in Tamil Nadu and the neighboring union area of Puducherry, and extensive precautionary measures had been taken, including evacuating people from vulnerable areas. With severe cyclone Nivar not yet landing, Chennai is already reporting flooding in some areas with flood warnings in several locations in Chennai. Look forward to live updates.