Odisha Cyclonic Storm: Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena said that the state government is ready to face any situation. “We have put 17 vehicles of NDRF, 20 of ODRAF and 175 of fire tenders on alert.
Meteorological department officials in Odisha on Friday said that a low pressure area has formed over south Andaman Sea and adjoining Bay of Bengal and a cyclonic circulation of this low pressure area over east-central Bay of Bengal by Sunday.
It is expected to turn into a storm. HR Biswas, director of the Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar, said that this cyclonic storm can move forward and hit the Andhra-Odisha coast by May 10.
known on May 10, he said, ‘On May 10, this cyclone will remain 200 km away from the coast. However, what will be its future form, it will be known only on May 10. Its intensity and impact in Odisha is yet to be assessed.
Biswas said that at present, a warning has been issued for the fishermen in view of the weather conditions in the Andaman Sea. By May 8, strong winds at a speed of 75 km can be reached in the Bay of Bengal, the islands of Andaman.
Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena said that the state government is ready to face any situation. “We have put 17 vehicles of NDRF, 20 of ODRAF and 175 of fire tenders on alert.
If the cyclone moves towards Odisha, the government is ready to face it. However, it is not yet clear whether this cyclone will hit the Odisha coast.
Jena said that Odisha has faced three cyclonic storms in the last few years, so there is no need to panic about the cyclone. He said, ‘He has written a letter to the district magistrates of 18 districts to ensure that the impact of the cyclone is minimized.’
Officials have been asked to take steps in view of the cyclone. Instructions have been issued to emergency offices and control rooms to remain functional 24 hours with adequate staff.