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Location: Tamil Nadu, Puducherry,

Event: Cyclone Gaja is predicted to
cross the Tamil Nadu coast between
Pamban and Cuddalore November 15.
High winds are expected along and off
the coasts of Tamil Nadu and
Puducherry, with gusts up to 100
kmph. A storm surge of approximately
one meter is forecast to inundate low
lying areas of the Nagapattinam,
Thanjavur, Pudukkottai, and
Ramanathapuram districts of Tamil
Nadu and the Karaikal district of
Puducherry at the time of the cyclone’s
During the monsoon season, and in the
event of storms and cyclones, you
should monitor weather reports for the
latest information on local weather
forecasts and trends. Be prepared
before a storm or a flood, know how to
stay safe during an event, and know
how to use caution afterwards.

Actions to Take
 Seek secure shelter.
 Be prepared to shelter in place until
conditions improve.
 Make contingency plans to leave.
 Be aware of your surroundings.
 Notify friends and family of your safety.
 Monitor local media for weather
 Follow directions of local authorities.
 Have evacuation plans that do not rely
on U.S. government assistance.
Additional Information
 Recent cyclone alerts can be
found here, and the website for the
India Meteorological Division is
available here.
 The U.S. Embassy New Delhi is located
at Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri 110021;
telephone: +91-11-2419-8000;
 The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai
(Bombay) is located at C-49, G-Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East,
Mumbai 400051; telephone: +91-22-
 The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai
(Madras) is located at 220 Anna Salai,
Gemini Circle, 600006; telephone: +91-
 The U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata
(Calcutta) is located at 5/1 Ho Chi Minh
Sarani, 700071; telephone: +91-33-
 The U.S. Consulate General in
Hyderabad is located at Paigah Palace,
1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet,
Secunderabad 500003; telephone: +91-
 See the State Department’s travel
websitefor the Worldwide
Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel
Alerts, and India Country Specific
 Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment
Program(STEP) to receive security
messages and make it easier to locate
you in an emergency.
 U.S. State Department – Consular
Affairs; telephone: 1-888-407-4747toll-
free in the United States and Canada
or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries
from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.Eastern
Standard Time, Monday through Friday
(except U.S. federal holidays).