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Cyclone Vardah: Over 2000 tourists rescued from Havelock and Neil Islands

Cyclone Vardah: Over 2000 tourists rescued from Havelock and Neil Islands

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Heavy rains have been wreaking havoc over the residents of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. So much so that one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country has been asking for help. At least 800 tourists are stuck on the Havelock Islands.

The Indian Navy has now come to the rescue of these stranded tourists and evacuation process is underway at present. The Indian Navy has deployed its ships including INS Bitra, Kumbhir, Bangaram and LCU 38. All these ships will be aiding in rescuing stranded tourists.

There are no ships or flights currently operational from the area due to rough sea and bad weather conditions which is why tourists are stuck in the island. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been receiving heavy to very heavy rains during the past two to three days.

These rains can be attributed to the depression in the Bay of Bengal which is currently 260 km WNW of Car Nicobar Islands and 310 km SSW of Port Blair. The system is expected to intensify into a deep depression shortly and will also further concentrate into cyclonic storm Vardah.

Fishermen have been advised to avoid venturing into deep sea as sea conditions and the weather will continue to remain rough. Not only this, ferry services from Port Blair to Havelock Island and Neil Island have been halted until there is an improvement in the weather conditions.

As per weathermen at Skymet, more rains are likely over the Andaman Nicobar Islands of moderate to heavy intensity. Not only this, a few very heavy spells are likely during the next 24 hours.

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