Cyclone Nivar made landfall to the north of Puducherry on 26 November 2020, causing severe wind damage and some flooding in low-lying areas of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai.
Nivar also brought heavy rainfall to parts of Andhra Pradesh, where flooding has affected Chittoor, Nellore and Kadapa districts. Six flood-related fatalities were reported in Chittoor district and 2 in Kadapa.
Thousands of people have been displaced and were staying in relief camps, including 17,163 people in Nellore, 15,289 in Kadapa and 4,012 in Chittoor. Hundreds of roads and over 100,000 hectares of crops have been damaged across the 3 districts.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, carried out an aerial survey of the affected districts on 28 November. Later the Chief Minister announce relief measures for affected families.