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Cyclone Asani: What to expect today

Several parts of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have braced up for heavy rain due to Cyclone Asani
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the weather system is likely to further lose steam and turn into a depression by Thursday morning
The Andhra Pradesh government has sounded a high alert in all coastal districts. In Odisha, a high alert has been sounded in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam and Gajapati
AP is also bracing for heavy rains in isolated places in Krishna, East Godavari, Yanam, West Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has earmarked 50 teams to undertake rescue and relief operations in areas affected by Asani.
22 teams have been deployed on the ground in West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh
28 teams have been asked to stay on alert within these states, an NDRF spokesperson said
The weather office in Kolkata said that heavy rainfall is likely at one or two places over Purba and Paschim Medinipur, North and South 24 Parganas and Nadia districts of Gangetic West Bengal till Thursday morning
Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in some places in Nellore and Kadapa districts in the next 24 hours