According to the Navy, “Cyclone Fani is forming over the Bay of Bengal with wind speeds up to 200 kmph, has turned into an extremely severe cyclonic storm.” Coastal Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Andra Pradesh are on high alert. Cyclone Fani is expected to hit the Odisha coast by 3rd May. Director of Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar, HR Biswash Said that, “The speed of Cyclone Fani at the time of Rainfall will be 175-185 kmph.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his officials and the National Crisis Management Committee to stay in touch with the states at risk from Cyclone Fani.
– The Met department has issued a yellow warning for Odisha Coasts predicting heavy to very heavy rain in several aras. Cyclone will move along the coast of Odisha and go to Wst Bengal.
– The wind speed of a cyclonic storm is 80-90 kmph with winds up to 100 kmph. In case of an extremely severe cyclonic storm, the wind speed goes up to 170-180 kmph and could reach up to 195-200 kmph.
– The National Crisis Management Commitee also met for secondtime yeasterday. From last some days, they reviewed how the states are preparing to deal with the situation.
– 879 multipurpose cyclone shelters have been kept ready in Odisha. About one million people can accommodate during cyclones and floods.
– The Coast Guard and the Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief and rescue operations. Units of the air Force in Andra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal have been put on standby for next few days.
– NDRF is deploying 41 teams ain 8 areas of Andra Pradesh, 28 areas of Odisha and 5 areas of West Bengal. It has also kept on standby 13 teams in West Bengal and 10 teams in andra Pradesh.
– A storm surge of about 1.5 metres hight about the astronomical tide is likely to inundate low-lying areas of Ganjam, Khurda, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts in Odisha at the time of landfall.
– Fishermen have been asked not to venture out far in southwest and southeast areas of Bay of Bengal. Who are still venturing into the sea have been advised to return to the coast.
– West Bengal may also experience light to moderate rain at most places on 3rd May. Cyclone Fani is likely to bring lingt to moderate rain at many places over north coastal Andra Pradesh on 2nd May.