Updated 28 Dec 2018 09:00AM
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Cyclone Gaja, now officially the worst cyclone that has hit the Delta Region in the past ~25 years, made landfall near Nagappattinam on the intervening night of November 10-11. Clocking windspeed in the upwards of ~110kmph, this mighty cyclone took a path of destruction across Nagappattinam, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudhukottai, Muthupet (Mannargudi), Sivagangai, Dingugal and some parts of Theni & Madurai districts. The highest sustained wind speed was recorded in Adhirampattinam (165 kmph) and Muthupet (160 kmph). The Cyclone has crumbled houses, killed livestock, uprooted many trees and flooded cultivation fields and farms in the delta region. The region where the main source of poeple's income is dependent on agriculture.