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Cyclone Fani live : Navy on standby, Odisha on alert

The cyclone Fani have intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and is headed towards the Odisha coast.Naval aircraft are also standing by at Naval Air Stations INS Rajali at Arakkonam, Tamilnadu & INS Dega at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh to undertake reconnaissance, rescue, casualty evacuation and air drop of relief material to the stranded if required.

New Delhi, April 30 : The cyclone Fani have intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and is headed towards the Odisha coast. Naval aircraft are also standing by at Naval Air Stations INS Rajali at Arakkonam, Tamilnadu & INS Dega at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh to undertake reconnaissance, rescue, casualty evacuation and air drop of relief material to the stranded if required.

The navy said that its aircraft are also standing by at air stations in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh to undertake reconnaissance, rescue, casualty evacuation and air drop of relief material to the stranded if required.

Cyclone ‘Fani’live updates

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said “Fani” could take a shape of an ‘extremely severe cyclone’ by Wednesday, prompting the government to put the National Disaster Response Force and the Indian Coast Guard on high alert, officials said.

Cyclone Fani is headed towards the Odisha coast, the weather department said on Monday. Officials have said that Fani can worsen into an “extremely severe cyclone” by tomorrow, prompting the government to put the National Disaster Response Force and the Indian Coast Guard on high alert.

Coastal states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal is on high alert as the cyclone storm ‘Fani’ is “very likely” to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm in next 24 hours, the Indian Meteorological Department warned on Monday evening.

Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha on Monday took stock of the situation, arising out of the storm that has been intensifying in the in southeast Bay of Bengal, at a National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting here, a Home Ministry statement said.

Cyclone Fani live updates

It could take a shape of an ‘extremely severe cyclone’ by Wednesday, prompting the government to put the National Disaster Response Force and the Indian Coast Guard on high alert, officials said.

The meeting followed directions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is closely monitoring the situation.

The IMD has warned of light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy rainfall at isolated places in Kerala on Monday and Tuesday.

There are chances of light to moderate rainfall in north coastal Tamil Nadu and south coastal Andhra Pradesh as well.

On Thursday, light to moderate rainfall is “very likely” over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south coastal Odisha, which is expected to increase in intensity to heavy to very heavy rainfall.

On Friday, light to moderate rainfall with heavy falls is “very likely” to commence over coastal districts of West Bengal.

Strong winds of 80-100 kmph are prevailing over southeast Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood, the IMD said.

These are very likely to increase gradually, becoming 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph on Tuesday and to 185 kmph on Wednesday, the IMD warned.

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