Cyclonic storm Kyant: Odisha safe


Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storm ‘KYANT’ has spared Odisha and the state will have very little impact in form of rainfall, informed Met Department officials. Fishermen warning for Odisha coast has also been called off.

“Odisha is almost completely safe now as the cyclonic storm has moved further southwards. The impact will be seen over Andhra Pradesh,” informed Special Relief Commissioner Pradipta Mohapatra.

Light to moderate rainfall is very likely to occur at many places over south Odisha and north coastal Andhra Pradesh on 27th & 28th October, said Met officials. The storm will cause rainfall in south coastal Andhra Pradesh and north coastal Tamilnadu, Met sources said.

While fishermen warning has been cancelled, squally winds speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is very likely to prevail along & off south Odisha on 27th and along & off Andhra Pradesh coasts from 27th to 30th October and sea conditions will be rough to very rough along and off south Odisha on 27th and along and off Andhra Pradesh thereafter, met department informed.

However, CM Naveen Patnaik said directed no let up in preparedness for cyclone, though it may miss Odisha. Collectors are still on high alert and protection of crop harvest is priority, he said in a tweet.

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