Cyclone Fani updates: No flights to take off from Odisha, all trains along coast cancelled
New Delhi, May 02: With cyclone Fani set to make landfall in Odisha's Puri around 9.30 am on Friday, the state administration moved 11 lakh people to safety and advised the public to remain indoors. The storm is set to affect Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.
According to the latest bulletin by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclone lay centred over west-central Bay of Bengal about 275 km south-southwest of Puri. Fani will likely hit Odisha with maximum sustained wind speed of 170-180 kmph, which is expected to rise to 200 kmph.
An 'Orange message' alert has been issued by the IMD for Odisha, West Bengal and Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram and Visakhapatnam districts of Andhra Pradesh coasts in the wake of the oncoming Fani cyclone.
Nineteen districts of Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are likely to be hit by cyclone Fani.
Here are the Highlights on Cyclone Fani:
Paramesh, IG Coast Guard East: Coast guard has tied up with NDRF&state administration to provide immediate relief in aftermath of cyclone #Fani. From April 25 our ships&aircraft are continuously patrolling the areas and we have been sending out weather warnings to the fishermen. pic.twitter.com/tLvd3tbDv8— ANI (@ANI) May 2, 2019