Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has called for an emergency meeting regarding the ensuing cyclonic storm Kyant. All necessary measures to face the cyclone have been taken by state administration, informed the State Relief Commissioner (SRC), Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra.
The deep depression over east central Bay of Bengal moved northwards during past six hours and lay centred over eastcentral Bay of Bengal about 520 km north-northeast of Port Blair and 310 km west-southwest of Yangon, informed met department sources. The system is most likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours. It will move northwards for some time and then recurve initially north-northwestwards and then northwestwards. It is very likely to reach northwest Bay of Bengal in the morning of 27th October.
SRC, Mohapatra however requested people not to panic. “It is not yet known if the cyclone will affect Odisha severely but we are well prepared just like we were during Phailin and Hudhud. We would request people in coastal belt to arrange for covering their produce of grains ahead of heavy rainfall,” he said.
Warning: Squally winds speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is very likely to commence along and off Odisha and west Bengal coasts from 27th October 2016.
Fishermen Warning: Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha and West Bengal coast from 27th October onwards.