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Cyclone Purify is heading towards southern India, and it is the second cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. It was accompanied by rain and winds of 100 kilometers per hour. No casualties were reported, but rather less than expected in Sri Lanka.
According to local sources, residents living along the coast line went to shelters in anticipation of the hurricane.
The Disaster Management Center issued an alert and asked fishermen not to go out into the sea.
The center did not report any casualties, indicating little damage, as the hurricane lost its strength as it advanced towards sparsely populated areas.
Typhoon Purify is supposed to reach Tamil Nadu state in India on Thursday or Friday night, before heading west to Kerala.
On Wednesday, India's National Disaster Response Administration announced the mobilization of 20 rescue teams in the two southern states.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinari Vijayan has confirmed that 2,500 shelters will be secured for the people who live along the coast line or in flood prone areas.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in a tweet that his government was ready to secure "all possible support."
Last week, a more powerful cyclone hit northern Sri Lanka before reaching Tamil Nadu, leading to uprooting trees and flooding some areas, within hours, with rain reaching a height of 30 centimeters.
The rapid evacuation of hundreds of thousands of residents, thanks to accurate weather forecasts, allowed the number of victims of the hurricane to be reduced to three.
India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are frequently hit by severe rains and storms, which cause many casualties and massive damage every year during the monsoon period.