Odisha authority on High Alert as Cyclone ‘Daye’ crosses the state

Odisha authority on High Alert as Cyclone ‘Daye’ crosses the state

‘Daye’ the cyclonic storm, which formed on Thursday across the northwest Bay of Bengal and crossed north Andhra Pradesh coast and south Odisha, closes at Gopalpur early in the morning today. Daye brought strong winds and heavy rainfall in various parts of the region. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reports that the storm is moving towards west-northwestwards and gradually fading away.

The cyclonic storm brought landfall and along with its heavy rainfall in Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Nabarangpur and Malkangiri districts of Odisha, reports officials.

Under Daye’s impact, heavy rainfall is expected to hit several places in Kalahandi, Rayagada, Nabarangpur and Koraput district till tomorrow, said the weather forecast office.

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It is also expected that the area along south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts may experience the strongest wind, which will reach 60-70km/h gusting to 80km/h, reports IMD. The region of West Bengal may also face the squally wind and reaches 40-50 km/h gusting to 60km/h for the day.

IMD created a high alert for state nearby sea over the northwest Bay of Bengal along north Andhra Pradesh coasts and south Odisha at the next few hours. It also directed fishermen not to venture into the sea.

Most of the areas of coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha would expertise heavy rainfall and some isolated regions may also get heavy to very rainfall.

Rainfall in Gangetic, Telangana, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand are expected, reports IMD. Adjoining regions like East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Rayalaseema, East Rajasthan, and West Madhya Pradesh may also experience rainfall.

State government asked officials in the coastal district and several departments to remain alert and tackle any sort of emergencies, said officials.

Yesterday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik organized a meeting and asked the officials to keep watch on the situation and as per necessary take initiatives to ensure no loss of life. CM also directed them to make arrangement for adequate relief materials.

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CM Patnaik ordered coastal district officials to be prepared and remain alert. He also ordered to cancel holidays in government offices in Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Puri, and Khurda districts that are expected to be hit by fierce winds.

Taking the emergency into account, the ODRAF and the NDRF have been positioned in distinct districts. One team of NDRF will be placed in Rayagada, Kalahandi, Puri, Kandhamal, Gajapati, and Nayagarh districts with emergency equipment and 17 boats.

by Chandrani Sarkar on September 21, 2018

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