Cyclone ‘Asani’ moves towards Bengal-Andhra coast, warning of heavy rain, alert in 3 states: 10 big things

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Cyclone ‘Asani’ formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on Sunday evening. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) gave this information.

New Delhi:
Cyclone ‘Asani’ formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on Sunday evening. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) gave this information. Due to this storm, there is a possibility of heavy rain in parts of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal in the coming days.

Important information related to the case:

  1. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of heavy rain in Odisha on May 10 due to cyclone ‘Asani’. An alert has been issued regarding this.

  2. Odisha’s Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena said the state government has made adequate arrangements for the rescue operation. “We do not see any major threat in the state as it will pass around 100 km from the coast near Puri,” he said.

  3. However, rescue teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Odisha Disaster Rapid Response Force (ODRAF) and fire services are ready to deal with any situation.

  4. Heavy rain likely in West Bengal on 11th and 12th May. While Andhra Pradesh is going to receive heavy rains on May 10 and 11.

  5. Meteorological Department said, on Tuesday ‘Easy’ On reaching west-central and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal off north Andhra-Odisha coasts, it is very likely to turn north-eastwards and move north-west Bay of Bengal from Odisha coast.

  6. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has postponed her visit to Midnapore and Jhargram due to the cyclone. At the same time, 9 disaster teams and 3 rapid response teams have been deployed.

  7. Defense PRO said in a tweet that Coast Guard planes and ships are being used to inform the fishermen about the storm and to be on alert. Disaster response teams are on standby.

  8. The Kolkata Meteorological Department has advised a ban on fishing and tourism activities along the Bengal coast between May 10 and 12.

  9. A Kolkata government official said that the administrations of East Medinipur, South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas are preparing cyclone shelters, schools and other pucca structures in case evacuation is needed, apart from arranging dry food and essential medicines.

  10. The Meteorological Department has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea and the coasts of West Bengal and Odisha from Tuesday till further notice. (with language input)

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