Harbhajan Singh Uploads The Helpline Numbers For Cyclone Gaja Affected People !! People Loving It !!

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The storm has claimed at least 45 lives and severely affected the districts of Thanjaur, Tiruvarur, Dindigul and Pudukkottai.

As many as 45 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu as cyclone Gaja wreaked havoc across the state after making landfall in Nagapattinam on November 16.

Several districts are still grappling with the aftermath of the cyclone, which was also responsible for severe damage to property and disruption to power supply. The worst-hit areas include Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukkottai, Dindigul and Trichy.

Gaja made its landfall with wind speeds of 120 km per hour, leaving behind a huge trail of destruction in the districts of Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Pudukottai, Dindigul, Trichy, Karur, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu and Karaikal in the Union territory of Puducherry.

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According to Chennai-based weather blogger Pradeep John, Gaja has been the worst cyclone to hit Tamil Nadu since Vardah in 2016, and the worst to affect the Cauvery delta since the cyclone in 1993.

Though the assessment of damage caused to standing crops by cyclone Gaja is yet to be over, initial reports say that coconut and banana trees were severely damaged in delta districts.

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While no fishermen has been affected, boats have been damaged in gusty winds that blew when the cyclone crossed the coast.

Harbhajan Singh the ‘Turbanator’ from Punjab showing his support for the people of Tamilnadu who has now become a darling of not just CSK fans, but also of the entire southern state on social media is an interesting story.

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He always attached with the people of Tamilnadu through his tweets in Tamil language. Now as a gesture of stretching his helping hand the cricketer has posted the helpline numbers for the cyclone affected people.

His post read has brought a severe trail of destruction in the Delta & seashore areas of our . Routine is impacted & livelihood of Indian farmers and farmlands of TN are at stake. Let’s join our hands and help them recover. Come on . It’s for Tamil Nadu

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The cricketer also tweeted the same post in Tamil which won the hearts of Thousands of twitter users. His Tamil post roughly translated as “The place which provided food for the entire state is now suffering from the cyclone and longs for water. Lets join our hands and help the people who needs the basic needs. I will always stand by you Tamilnadu”

Check out the reactions he received :

“Coconut, horticulture crops such as banana, agricultural crops such as maize and at some places paddy have been damaged.  Of them, coconut and banana have been badly damaged in delta districts. Besides, poly houses meant for growth of vegetable crops under protected cultivation, infrastructural entities such as agricultural and horticultural farms have also been destroyed,” Agriculture Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi, who is monitoring the relief works in Cuddalore and neighbouring districts, told Express.

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The extensive damage to coconut and banana plantations, paddy and other standing crops are yet to be assessed. In a statement, Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said revenue and the agricultural department officials have been directed to estimate the damage to crops.

 

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