Caution On Cyclone

Odisha Government has been cautioned against a looming cyclonic storm in the next two to three days, official sources said.

Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and SpecialRelief Commissioner Bishnupada P Sethi have received advisory from National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
NERC said Monday a depression formed over South East Bay of Bengal was likely to move North-West wards towards Odisha Coast over the next 72 hours.
"The depression is likely to intensify by Tuesday and turn into a cyclonic storm in the following hours. It is very likely to move North-West ward towards Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coast during the next 72hours," NERC said.
The State Government should take appropriate precautionary measures under such circumstances, urged NERC.
H R Biswas, Director IMD Bhubaneswar, also confirmed in the morning that a "Depressionhas been recorded at a distance of around 720 KM from Gopalpur in Odisha".
The State was likely to experience heavy rainfall on October 10 and October 11, he stated. Mr.Sethi, SRC said he was in touch with the IMD New Delhi on the matter. The State Government would issue alert to districts well in advance, he said.
The IMD, in a special bulletin Monday afternoon, said Odisha could expect heavy to very-heavy rainfall at isolated places in the coastal areas for four days, beginning on
October 9.
Squally winds reaching a speed of 45 to 55 km per hour,gusting to 65 km per hour, were also likely to prevail along and off North Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengalcoasts from 9 October afternoon, it said.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into Central Bay of Bengal from 8-10 October and Northern BoB from 9-11October, the IMD advised.
However, Prof.Surendranath Pasupalak, VC OUAT has said that the cyclone is likely to hit Bangladesh and unlikely to affect Odisha Coast.

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