With Cyclone Nivar barrelling towards coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy told NDTV today that the union territory anticipates damage to crops, thatched roofs, and old buildings, besides power and communication lines. "Puducherry is prepared. We've faced several cyclones," Mr Narayanasamy said. On Wednesday, Puducherry banned large gatherings and public movement till 6 am Thursday. All non-essential shops and services have been shut; only milk booths, fuel stations, hospitals and pharmacies, and government offices will be allowed to open.