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Highlights: Cyclone Fani to make landfall in Puri on May 3, says IMD official

Cyclone Fani, that has been gaining strength in the south-east Bay of Bengal, is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm in the next 36 hours.

By HT Correspondent | May 01, 2019 00:42 IST

In view of cyclone storm Fani intensifying into a ‘Severe Cyclonic Storm’ over the south-east and adjoining south-west Bay of Bengal, the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) is on high alert to render necessary humanitarian assistance, reported news agency. The Indian navy has prepared with additional divers, doctors, inflatable rubber boats and relief material that include food, tents, clothes, medicines and blankets.

Cyclone Fani, that has been gaining strength in the south-east Bay of Bengal, is likely to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm in the next 36 hours, the weather department said on Tuesday. It is expected to impact east coast states such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal.

5:45 pm IST

Drink boiled or chlorinated water during and after cyclone

5:40 pm IST

Monitoring developments in Bay of Bengal closely: Eastern Naval Command

“Monitoring the developments in the Bay of Bengal closely and is in constant touch with state administrations to augment rescue and relief operations as needed,” said Eastern Naval Command, reported news agency ANI.

5:07 pm IST

What you should do before cyclone

4:32 pm IST

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani likely to hit Odisha on May 3

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani likely to hit Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, south of Puri on 3rd May with wind speed of 175-185 kmph gusting upto 205 kmph, tweeted the National Disaster Management Authority.

11:15 AM IST

Special search and rescue teams in Odisha are ready: IMD official

For search and rescue operation, IMD have alerted 20 units of Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force and 12 units of NDRF, reported ANI news agency.

11:00 AM IST

‘Cyclone Fani to make landfall in Puri on May 3,’ says IMD official

As per Odisha, Special Relief Commissioner, Bishnupada Sethi, the cyclone will hit Odisha coast in Puri district on 3rd May. All district collectors have been alerted. All cyclone centres are being kept ready, reported news agency.

10:30 AM IST

Indian Navy on high alert for cyclone Fani

Indian Naval ships at Visakhapatnam and Chennai are on stand-by to proceed to the most affected areas to undertake Humanitarian Aid Distress Relief (HADR), evacuation, logistic support including providing medical aid, reported agencies.

10:15 AM IST

Chief electoral officers directs district magistrates to ensure protection of EVM store rooms

Chief electoral officers in these coastal states have directed district magistrates to ensure protection for Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) store rooms.

10:00 AM IST

Central agency takes stock as cyclone Fani is likely to make landfall in Odisha

The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), headed by cabinet secretary Pradip Kumar Sinha, met on Monday to take stock of the situation arising out of Cyclone Fani and assured the state governments that central assistance for state disaster relief funds will be released soon. the meeting was called after on the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

09:45 AM IST

NDRF, Indian Coast Guard on high alert

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Indian Coast Guard have been put on high alert and placed at the disposal of the state governments concerned. Regular warnings have been issued since April 25 to fishermen not to venture into the sea and asking those at sea to return to coast, the Home Ministry said Monday.

09:30 AM IST

PM Modi asks officials to be well-prepared for cyclone Fani

“Spoke to officials regarding the situation arising due to Cyclone Fani. Asked them to take preventive measures and be prepared to provide all possible assistance. Also urged them to work closely with Governments of the affected states. Praying for everyone’s safety and wellbeing,” Modi tweeted.