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Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea till May 21, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena has said. The IMD has issued a warning to suspend all fishing activity in Bengal and Odisha till May 20.(PTI PHOTO.)

21 years later, Bengal, Odisha prep for another Super Cyclone, this time Amphan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 05:16 PM IST
‘Amphan’ (pronounced UM-PN) that had turned into an extremely severe cyclonic storm gathered more strength over the Bay of Bengal while moving slowly towards the coast. It has now intensified further into a super cyclonic storm likely to make landfall on Wednesday, the IMD has indicated.
Cylone Amphan is moving nearly northwards with a speed of 13 kmph during past six hours and lay centred at 0530 hours IST on Monday.(PTI)
Cylone Amphan is moving nearly northwards with a speed of 13 kmph during past six hours and lay centred at 0530 hours IST on Monday.(PTI)

‘Amphan’ to intensify into super cyclone by evening: Home ministry

New Delhi, Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 12:27 PM IST
The National Crisis Management Committee reviewed the preparedness for the impending cyclone and directed immediate assistance to West Bengal and Odisha, which are likely to hit by the storm.
Fallen utility poles are pictured after Cyclone Fani hit Puri, Odisha, May 3(REUTERS)
Fallen utility poles are pictured after Cyclone Fani hit Puri, Odisha, May 3(REUTERS)

Cyclone Fani: The worst is over, but picking up the pieces won’t be easy

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 09:26 AM IST
The natural calamity is a warning for cities: Learn to be climate resilient or the consequences would be severe
The destruction caused by Cyclone Fani after its landfall, Puri, May 3, 2019(PTI)
The destruction caused by Cyclone Fani after its landfall, Puri, May 3, 2019(PTI)

Cyclone Fani: What India can learn from Odisha

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2019 02:52 PM IST
All Indian states, coastal or otherwise, must learn from Odisha and put in place a responsive disaster management system so that they are not caught unawares when a calamity strikes.
Strong winds and heavy rainfall hit Puri as Cyclone Fani made landfall in the district on Friday.(ANI PHOTO)
Strong winds and heavy rainfall hit Puri as Cyclone Fani made landfall in the district on Friday.(ANI PHOTO)

In Puri, Cyclone Fani terrorizes residents, submerges temple town

Hindustan Times, Puri | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 08:51 PM IST
At Puri circuit house, additional chief secretary Suresh Mohapatra was trying to find a safe place to stand as glass shards were scattered all around. Mohapatra, who worked in Puri as district collector after the Super Cyclone struck in 1999, said Fani was the worst possible cyclone that he has seen.
A black-winged stilt migratory bird in Chilika lake.(HT File Photo)
A black-winged stilt migratory bird in Chilika lake.(HT File Photo)

New mouth opens at Odisha’s Chilika lagoon after cyclonic storm DAYE

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 09:18 PM IST
A government official said the 180 meters long mouth will enhance the livelihood and tourism in the area.
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