The Odisha government has undertaken restoration of roadways and drinking water supply on a war-footing in all the districts majorly affected by the very severe cyclonic storm Yaas which wreaked havoc in north-coastal and some other adjoining interior regions of the State on May 26.
Strong winds coupled with torrential rainfall in the wake of very severe cyclonic storm Yaas have wreaked havoc in several coastal and interior districts of Odisha.
With the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas weakening into a severe category after ripping through the north-coast of Odisha.
With very severe cyclone Yaas about to hit Odisha-West Bengal coasts in few hours, the Regional Meteorological Department has issued more updates on the forecast and impact of the storm so far.
The very severe cyclonic storm Yaas has already started to batter the northern coastline of Odisha with powerful winds and rain as it is set to make landfall in a few hours from now. As per the statement of the India Meteorological Department, the storm will cross the Odisha-Bengal coasts to the north of Dhamra and south of Balasore around noon today with sustained wind speed of 130 to 140 kmph.
Director of Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre HR Biswas said that the cyclonic system over south-east and adjoining Bay of Bengal may trigger a low-pressure area over east-central and north Andman sea.
The India Meteorological Department on Thursday issued an alert confirming likelihood of formation of a low pressure area over north Andaman Sea and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal around May 22 and its gradual intensification into a cyclonic storm by May 24.
Odisha government on Thursday suggested a slew of measures for implementation by various departments on a priority basis in view of the development of a cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal.
With a fresh low pressure brewing up in the north Andaman Sea which is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 25, the Special Relief Commissioner on Thursday directed all the departments to remain ready to tackle the emergency with necessary manpower and machinery.
As per the India Meteorological Department, a low pressure has formed and it is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm over southeast Arabian Sea & adjoining Lakshadweep by may 16th.
Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued cyclone warning for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts. As per the latest bulletin, the Depression over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal moved nearly north-westwards in past six hours and lay centred at about 600 km south-southeast of Puducherry and 630 km south-southeast of Chennai. […]
Bhubaneswar: A year-on after the strongest summer tropical cyclone in Bay of Bengal, Odisha seems to be staying at the receiving end of yet another disaster at a time when the entire world is battling COVID pandemic. As the low-pressure system over South-East Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea continues to intensify into […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued a bulletin forecasting intensification of a presently developing low-pressure system into a cyclone by May 16 evening. “A low-pressure area has formed over South-East Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea in the morning of today, May 13. It is very likely to concentrate […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar islands is now out of danger, the impact of Cyclone Bulbul is likely to be seen in coastal Odisha and West Bengal, informed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) DG, SN Pradhan on Thursday. “We have deployed 17 teams each in Odisha and West Bengal, especially […]
Cuttack: Cyclone Fani has destroyed sports infrastructure worth crores of rupees in its trail of destruction in Cuttack. International level stadiums including Barabati stadium and Jawaharlal Indoor stadium have suffered severe damages due to the cyclonic storm. As per reports, the tin and plastic roofs of the VIP and general gallery in Barabati stadium have […]
Brahmagiri: The devastating cyclone Fani has left behind horrific trail of destruction in Odisha. Puri’s Brahmagiri block being the worst hit is now trying to rebuild itself from the ruins. Damaged houses, scattered debris and roofs, water soaked ration is all that is left with the residents of Rebananuagan, Talamala and Aliaput villages under Brahmagiri […]
Bhubaneswar: As extremely severe Cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ inches closer to Odisha coast, all flights to and from Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar have been cancelled as a precautionary measure. As per latest information, several passengers including from Odisha have been stranded at Bangkok airport after Air Asia flight was cancelled today. Official sources said […]
Bhubaneswar: A massive evacuation process was underway ahead of the landfall of cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ in Odisha coast, even as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday appealed people not to panic over the cyclone. About eight lakh people would be evacuated from low-lying coastal areas to safer places in the state. ‘Fani’ is likely to hit […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday ordered closure of all educational institutions in the state from May 2 in view of the cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, which is likely to hit the coast on May 3 afternoon. “All educational establishments should declare holidays from May 2 till further orders. All the examinations should be rescheduled,” said the […]
Puri: With cyclone Fani threat looming large on Odisha, especially in Puri, the administration of Puri Jagannath Temple has decided to replace the ‘Patitapabana Bana’ (temple flag) with a short flag as a precautionary measure for protection of the spoked wheel ‘Nilachakra’ atop the temple. As per reports, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has […]
New Delhi: The Home Ministry (MHA) on Tuesday issued an advance financial assistance of Rs 1,086 crore to four states for preventive and relief measures in response to cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, a Ministry statement said. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal will get the aid from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) based on […]
Visakhapatnam: As the cyclone storm Fani was 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, a Navy spokesperson said on Tuesday. Indian Naval ships at Visakhapatnam and Chennai are on stand-by to proceed to the […]
Visakhapatnam: Cyclone Fani, currently over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining East Equatorial Indian Ocean, is likely to intensify into a “very severe cyclonic storm” on Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. Fani is centred about 750 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 1,080 km southeast of Chennai and 1,260 […]
Bhubaneswar: The depression over east Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal today moved further northwestwards with a speed of about 20 kmph in last six hours and has intensified into a deep depression. As per the latest India Meteorological Department (IMD), the deep depression now lay centered bout 870 km east-southeast of […]
Bhubaneswar: While the tropical cyclone ‘Pabuk’ is approaching gradually and is likely to emerge in the Andaman Sea in the 5th of January, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has stated that it will not have any impact on Odisha. “The cyclonic storm ‘Pabuk’ lay centred at about 870 km east-southeast of Port Blair and […]