Cyclone Asani Live Update: Due to cyclone ‘Asani’, there is a possibility of heavy rain in many parts of Odisha and West Bengal. The Meteorological Department said that the severe cyclone ‘Asani’ intensified into a cyclonic storm on Wednesday and moved towards North Coastal Andhra Pradesh and during this time winds gusting to 85 kilometers per hour gusted in the area. It is very likely to weaken further and turn into a low pressure area.
Meteorological Department issued bulletin
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its national bulletin that it is likely to move northwards in the next few hours. It is once again gaining momentum from afternoon to evening on Wednesday and gradually moving north-northeastwards along Narsapur, Yanam, Kakinada, Tuni and Visakhapatnam coasts and towards west-central Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh coasts at night. There is a possibility of getting absorbed in the bay.
Odisha government announced high alert in these districts
The Odisha government has declared a “high alert” in five southern districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam and Gajapati. The impact of the cyclone is likely to be visible in these areas, which can reach between Kakinada and Visakhapatnam, about 200 km from Odisha. According to the Regional Meteorological Department, light to moderate rain or thundershowers are forecast in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Khurda, Puri, Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
NDRF teams ready in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh
Special Relief Commissioner P.K. Jena said that 60 units of ‘Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force’ (ODRAF) and 132 teams of firefighters have been deployed in view of the emerging situation in the state. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has constituted a total of 50 teams to carry out rescue and relief operations in the affected areas. An NDRF spokesperson said that 22 out of 50 teams have been deployed at the ground level in West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, while another 28 teams have been asked to be ready in these states.
The situation in North-West Bay of Bengal will be very bad.
Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department in Kolkata said that the cyclone is likely to cause light to moderate rain in the galactic regions of West Bengal. The department said that there is a possibility of heavy rain at one or two places in East and West Medinipur, North and South 24 Parganas and Nadia districts of West Bengal till Thursday morning. According to the department, Kolkata received 44.8 mm of rain in the last 24 hours till 8.30 am. According to the Meteorological Department, there will be a lot of movement in the sea in the west-central and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal till Wednesday evening and after that the situation is forecast to be very bad in the same area on Thursday. Fishermen have been asked to stay away from the area for the next few days. He said that this storm is likely to cause flooding in low-lying areas of Krishna in Andhra Pradesh, East and West Godavari districts and Yanam in Puducherry.
The IMD is monitoring the cyclonic storm and has issued 30 national bulletins since May 7 to inform the local administration about the storm and how to deal with it.
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