Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a crucial meeting on the emerging cyclone situation in various parts of India including Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
As per IMD, the current Low-Pressure area now lies as a well-marked low pressure over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman Sea.
It is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression over southeast Bay during the next 12 hours. It will further intensify into a Cyclonic Storm over central Bay during subsequent 24 hours.
“We updated the PM on the weather for next 3 days, as per IMD. We have deployed 29 out of 62 teams in the likely affected regions today and reserve teams will be available in the nearby. The wind speed is expected to be at 90-100 kmph,” said NDRF DG, Atul Karwal,
As per official sources, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed eight teams in West Bengal. Eight more teams are to be deployed by tonight, in the wake of the Cyclone Jawad.