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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
‘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.
Odisha, Special Relief Commissioner, Bishnupada Sethi on preparedness for cyclone #FANI: IMD has predicted cyclone is likely to hit Odisha coast in Puri district on 3rd May. All district collectors have been alerted. All cyclone centres are being kept ready. pic.twitter.com/7BWehMIG1r— ANI (@ANI) April 30, 2019
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.
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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.
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.
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.