New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami over the phone on Thursday morning, to enquire about Cyclone Burevi, whose landfall is expected along the Tamil Nadu coast between December 3 and 4.

Shah assured all possible help to Tamil Nadu by the Centre.

“Have spoken to Tamil Nadu CM Shri @EPSTamilNadu and Kerala CM Shri @vijayanpinarayi in the wake of Cyclone Burevi. Modi government is committed for all possible support to help people of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Several teams of NDRF are already deployed in both the states,” Shah tweeted.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts of Kerala for December 3. There is a red alert for four districts of Tamil Nadu too.

After hitting the Tamil Nadu coast, the cyclone is expected to cross over to Kerala either on Thursday night or Friday morning.

“Cyclone Burevi will emerge into the Gulf of Mannar in the next 3 hours. It will reach near Pamban and Kanyakumari around noon and cross the south Tamilnadu coast on 3rd night to 4th early morning,” the IMD said on Twitter on Thursday morning.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 26 relief teams in Tamil Nadu and Kerala kept one team in reserve in Puducherry.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala on Wednesday and discussed the situation prevailing in parts of the states due to the incoming cyclone while pledging all possible support from the Centre.