Cyclone Amphan To Turn Extremely Severe, Storm In Next 24 Hours

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Cyclone ‘Amfan’ is turning into a severe cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal. The Meteorological Department has expressed the possibility that it could become a very severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours. Due to this, strong winds can accompany strong and very severe rain in the area and high waves can rise in the sea.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has instructed the District Magistrates of Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Gajapati, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Khurda and Puri to remain vigilant. In Tamil Nadu, the risk of Amfan has increased. Hundreds of trees fell on Sunday due to strong winds and much damage was also done. There are reports of falling of trees in many districts including Coimbatore.

Apart from this, we are keeping a close watch on the four coastal districts Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, and Balasore.” He said that given the threat of a cyclonic storm, arrangements have been made to take about 11 lakh people to safe places.

The threat of cyclonic storm ‘Amfan’, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 17 teams in Odisha and West Bengal and many others have been kept ready. A team of NDRF consists of about 45 members.

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