Cyclone Amphan: NDRF deploys six teams in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: With the Indian Meteorological Department predicting that cyclonic storm Amphan is likely to make landfall somewhere between North Odisha coast and West Bengal between May 18 and 20, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed six teams in Odisha.

As per reports, six teams have been sent to Puri, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj & Bhadrak districts that are likely to be affected by the cyclone.

Special relief commissioner Pradeep Jena said the collectors in all the coastal districts have been asked to ensure that the diesel generator sets, inflatable tower light, telescopic tower light, chain saws given multipurpose cyclone shelters be in operational readiness.

Under its impact, rain is expected to start in coastal Odisha by May 18 evening and by May 19, northern coastal Odisha will receive very heavy rainfall, the IMD predicted.

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