He said about eight lakh people would be evacuated to safer places by Thursday evening. All precautions have been taken to face the cyclone. Cyclone Fani, which is approaching the Odisha coast, has turned into an "extremely severe cyclonic" storm, the Navy said late last night. As Cyclone Fani approaches, here are some dos and don'ts issued by the NDMA. Live updates: Cyclone Amphan made landfall at 2.30 pm. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik says about eight lakh people would be evacuated in view of "extremely severe" cyclonic storm Fani, which is likely to hit the coast in Puri on May 3 afternoon. The Election Commission has lifted the model code of conduct in the coastal districts of the state to ensure that the state is prepared to face Fani. Preparation is on par with facing a super cyclone like the one that hit the Odisha coast in 1999. Over five lakh people have been evacuated in West Bengal while over 1.58 lakh have been taken to safety in Odisha. The Navy, the National Disaster Response Force and the Coast Guard are on high alert. Restoration of communication has been completed in Ganjam and Gajapati districts. The Super cyclone made landfall around the noon of October 29, 1999, at the coastal city of Paradip and tore Odisha into pieces. Bengal has reported 12 deaths so far. The … Cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in West Bengal, Odisha . Telecom towers have been affected resulting in cellular and telephone network down in wide area. A red alert has been sounded in Srikakulam district of north coastal Andhra Pradesh as heavy rains with winds gusting up to 120 kmph are likely under the influence of the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani, reports news agency PTI. Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reviews preparedness for #CycloneFani. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and disaster management agencies on stand-by. Eastern Naval Command at Visakhapatnam is ready, all necessary measures have been taken. It crossed Kharagpur packing a wind of 70-80 kmph, gusting to 90 kmph, The storm is now lying close to Arambagh in Hooghly district, and is 40 km west of Kolkata, Cyclone Fani lashed cities and towns in coastal Bengal including Digha, Mandarmani, Tajpur, Sandehskhali and Contai while the effects of the storm could also be felt in cities like Kharagpur and Burdwan, The epicentre of the storm is expected to hit the city in the early on Saturday and rains are expected to continue till Saturday. The Odisha government on Friday asked 12 district collectors in the coastal region to remain prepared as a cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ is brewing over the Bay of Bengal. May 20, 2020 09:27 (IST) Cyclone … In coordination with state govt of Andhra Pradesh & Odisha, we are ready for the cyclone. Several trees were uprooted and thatched structures destroyed at some places including Bhubaneswar. Khordha and Bhubaneswar city have been severely affected. Power supply snapped due to uprooting of electricity poles, damage to substations and KV lines. Cyclone Amphan Latest Update, Weather Forecast Today Odisha, West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Heavy rainfall at isolated places is also likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands on May 15 and 16. The Central Water Commission, in a bulletin, has forecast high rainfall in west and central Assam districts on May 4 and 5. This was the most intense tropical cyclone in the North Indian Ocean and the most damaging in the region. Cyclone Fani is expected to make landfall in coastal areas of Odisha on May 3. In Bhubaneswar, 3 persons have been injured and hospitalized. Luckily, no life loss was faced. All telephone and cell phones are down in Puri district. According to a release by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), state disaster response force (SDRF) personnel have been deployed in 40 locations across the state. "Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places the districts of Boudh, Kalahandi Sambalpur Deogarh and Sundargarh of Odisha," said the IMD. Cyclone Amphan latest update: Odisha plans to evacuate 11 lakh people if needed Cyclone Amphan poses challenge to Odisha and Bengal … The cyclonic storm has intensified into an "extreme severe cyclonic" storm. According to the Meteorological department, the extremely severe cyclonic storm relatively weakened after entering coastal Odisha and transformed into "very severe" as it approached Bengal, The severe cyclonic storm Fani entered Bengal at 12.30 a.m. through Odisha's Balasore. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued orange alert for West Bengal and north Odisha coasts as Super Cyclone Amphan approaches fast. Early this morning, Cyclone Fani hit West Bengal and is to continue further in the North-East direction with the wind speed of 90 km/hour, reported news agency ANI. and additional requirement of polythene being mobilized to the district. Cyclone Amphan, weather forecast Today Live updates: The deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood has rapidly intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ (pronounced as Um-pun), the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its latest bulletin on Saturday. Cyclone Fani: Coastal Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are on high alert. Cyclone Amphan stood about 600 km south of Paradip (Odisha) and 750 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal) at 11.30 pm on Monday, the India Meteorological Department said. pic.twitter.com/88n8mOrhIE, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on #FaniCyclone : We are prepared for the cyclone. Howling winds gusting up to nearly 93 km per hour were observed by the Dornier crew during the assessment. The cyclonic storm is likely to impact coastal districts like Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Puri and Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Balasore. Get all the latest and breaking news of Odisha and around the world from OdishaTV. While alert has been sounded for 12 districts of Odisha, the impact is expected to be higher in the five north coastal districts. DRMs have been given powers to take necessary action as and when required like attaching additional coaches or vans to various trains bound to states affected by the cyclonic storm. Due to the cyclone, rainfall and strong winds are expected to batter several districts of Odisha today, news agency ANI reported. All flights in and out of Odisha have been suspended for 24 hours from midnight. The wind speed was estimated up to 140-150 kmph but after landfall, it … The area along Puri witnessed strong winds. "We are making best efforts to inform them about the cyclone and move these vulnerable people to cyclone shelters," Bishnupada Sethi, the state's special relief commissioner, tells news agency Reuters. Those who are on leave have been asked to report back to their headquarters by this evening, reports news agency ANI. Odisha's 879 multipurpose cyclone shelters have been kept ready. At least 82 people have been killed in the calamity. Cyclone Fani -- pronounced "Foni" -- also triggered heavy rains in parts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh, where gusty winds with speed reaching up to 140 kmph uprooted trees and electricity poles, officials said. Electricity supply will be restored in Ganjam by tomorrow. Presently laying centred about 240 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha), the cyclone is moving with a speed of 17 kmph. Cyclone Fani, which is approaching the Odisha coast, has turned into an "extremely severe cyclonic" storm, the Navy said late last night. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Amphan recorded a speed of around 210 km at the south of Paradip and it is expected that the supercyclone will cross West Bengal coasts between Digha and Hatiya Islands during the afternoon to evening hours of … Amphan cyclone caused extensive damage in North and South 24 Parganas districts, Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly. Dhemaji district and Patgaon in Guwahati each already have an NDRF battalion stationed there, the release said. The regions of West Bengal and Odisha have already started to experience heavy rainfall and high-velocity winds. The Met department has issued a "yellow warning" for the Odisha coast predicting heavy to very heavy rain in several areas. Track Latest News Live on NDTV.com. ... Of Odisha's 809 permanent cyclone … Cyclone Amfan, which rose in the Bay of Bengal, has been transformed into a super cyclone. Cyclone Fani Live Updates: 8 Killed In Cyclone Fani As It Hits West Bengal, Kolkata Airport To Be Shut, cyclone Fani made a landfall in Puri on Odisha coast around 8 am, The Odisha government has already evacuated lakhs of people, We were up there, but the home is shaking, In the last 24 hours, over 12 lakh people have been evacuated from vulnerable districts to safer locations, Puri, where the cyclone made landfall, has suffered the most amount of damage, Restoration of electricity is a challenge. The railways issued a set of guidelines and in a letter to all Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) said all government organisations can book relief material free of cost to the affected states. Cyclone Fani, a severe cyclonic storm, made landfall impact on Friday, May 3, 2019 around 8.00 a.m. south of Puri on the Odisha coast. The cyclone moved close to north coastal Andhra before it made landfall in Odisha. Winds of 200 kmph will be witnessed by Odisha and West Bengal due to Super cyclone Amphan. Cyclone Titli; On the 11th of October 2018, at 5:45 AM, Cyclone Titli made its landfall in Odisha’s Ganjam and Gajapati, uprooting trees, power lines, and damaged hutments. On Tuesday evening, the cyclone lay about 360 km south of Paradip in Odisha and 510 km south-southwest of Digha. Coastal Odisha is likely to experience light to moderate rainfall with heavy falls at a few places on May 18. At least 14 districts in Odisha are in the path of the Cyclone Fani. 2. At least 47 trains have been cancelled by the East Coast Railway (ECoR) in Odisha, says an official. Follow our special coverage of Coronavirus pandemic in India and get news updates from around the world. Heavy rainfall has also been predicted in adjoining Vizianagaram district and scattered rainfall in Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts along the Bay of Bengal on May 2 and 3. We are fully prepared to tackle the cyclone Fani," says Mr Patnaik. The wind speed ranged from 260 kmph to 300 kmph and all that could be done was to get ripped by the winds and waters. Naval aircraft are also kept ready at Naval Air Stations, INS Dega and INS Rajali to undertake aerial survey of the most affected areas, casualty evacuation and air drop of relief material, as required by the State Administration, reports news agency ANI. "However, it would be preferable not to load relief material in usual parcel vans, but in separate vans/coaches...no ancillary charges like demurrage, wharfage or others are to be charged for transportation of relief material," it said. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have reached for pre-positioning in Cachar, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Sonitpur, Tinsukia and Jorhat districts. High winds blamed on Cyclone Fani more than 900 kilometres (570 miles) away blew tents off the side of Mount Everest on Friday, officials said. All flights from Bhubaneswar have been cancelled from midnight, Kolkata airport will be shut between 3 pm today and till 8 am on Saturday. "Very strong winds blew the tents off the mountain but no-one was hurt," Ishwori Poudel, general secretary of the Expedition Operators Association, told AFP. ... At least 12 people have died in India after Cyclone Amphan made landfall earlier today, authorities said. 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He Tweeted About Bus Making Him Late For School. In all, 74 trains have been cancelled in the first phase keeping in mind the safety and security of passengers, the ECoR official adds. The state has been put on  a "yellow alert" by the weather department. Considering the serious disruption of electricity supply, road communication, telephone and mobile connectivity, additional support has been rushed for immediate restoration. Eight people have been killed as cyclone Fani made a landfall in Puri on Odisha coast around 8 am, triggering heavy rainfall coupled with high velocity winds with speed of 175 kmph in vast areas. (Express photo) Cyclone Amphan, which wreaked havoc in the states of West Bengal and Odisha and claimed at least 10-12 lives, is likely to weaken into a deep depression in the next three hours and then into a depression in the subsequent six hours, the Indian Meteorological Department … Images show extensive damage to vegetation around temple town Puri. Diving and medical teams are kept ready augmenting rescue and relief efforts in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, it adds. To track cyclone Amphan, please visit this link. Telephone and mobile connectivity has also been severely affected in Khordha including Bhubaneswar city. Cyclone Amphan Highlights: Centre announces Rs 1500 crore relief fund for West Bengal, Odisha Cyclone Amphan Highlights: Modi reviewed the situation in West Bengal and Odisha with chief ministers Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik, two days after the cyclone, the worst in years, devastated their states. Cyclone Amphon may affect 8 states of the country. The cyclone has claimed at least 106 lives, leaving a trail of destruction in WB, Odisha and Bangladesh. As cyclone ''Fani'' is expected to trigger heavy rains in the northeast after hitting West Bengal, the Assam government Friday directed all district deputy commissioners and agencies concerned to be on alert and take necessary measures to deal with the situation. Because of Cyclone Fani, the Election Commission has approved the proposal of lifting of the provisions of Model Code of Conduct in the Odisha districts of Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jajpur to facilitate speedy rescue, relief, and restoration activities. 7. Find Odisha Cyclone Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Odisha Cyclone and see latest updates, news, information from NDTV.COM. Eastern Naval Command says ships at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, are on stand-by with relief material for immediate deployment to most affected areas to undertake Humanitarian Aid Distress Relief operations due to cyclone Fani. pic.twitter.com/WM8psFs8Rv. About 20 tents at Everest's Camp 2, at 6,400 metres (21,000 feet), were affected. May 20 Cyclone Amphan news. In Odisha, the Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in places like Boudh, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Deogarh, and Sundargarh. 2. The crane couldn't withstand gusting winds of upto over 200 Km/hour as it fell on the houses facing the building. People have been evacuated from Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Puri, Naygarh, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal and Keonjhar which are expected to be badly impacted by the storm. The cyclone rolled through Odisha on Friday, packing rain and windstorm that gusted up to 175 kmph, leaving at least three people dead, blowing away thatched houses, and swamping towns and villages. "I appeal to everyone that the children, women, old and disabled be evacuated first. To assess the impact of the "extremely severe cyclone" Fani in Odisha, an aerial survey was conducted by the Naval Dornier Aircraft. Severe cyclonic storm Amphan made a landfall in West Bengal and Odisha causing wide-scale damages in both the states. “It lay centered over the same region at 1730 hrs IST of today (May 16) near latitude 10.9°N and longitude 86.3°E, about 1040 km south of Paradip (Odisha), … Get latest updates on politics, events, entertainment, food, sports and weather from New Indian Express. "Indian railways has decided to permit inter-state and intra-state free transport for aid and relief material by coaching trains and goods trains...to cyclone Fani affected states... "However, it may be ensured that consigner /consignee is district magistrate/deputy commissioner in whose jurisdiction the dispatching/receiving station is situated," the letter said. ................................ Advertisement ................................ Cyclone Fani Highlights: Cyclone Strengthens, Odisha On "Yellow Alert". Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had on Tuesday sent a letter to the Election Commission requesting withdrawal of the model code from all coastal districts to make it easier for the government to handle the impending cyclonic storm "Fani" in the state. Explore more on Odisha Cyclone. It is not known yet if there were occupants in the houses. The entire process is … 5. Ganjam and Puri evacuated more than 3 lakh and 1.3 lakh people respectively to safe shelters. The railways will transport aid and relief materials free of cost to cyclone ''Fani'' affected Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, the national transporter said Friday, in the wake of large-scale devastation by cyclonic storm. Get latest and breaking news on Odisha. Cyclone Amphan LIVE Updates:Centre Pledges Rs 500Cr Advance For Odisha, PM Meets Officials PM Modi took an aerial survey of Cyclon Amphan affected regions of Bengal alongside CM Mamata and will do the same in Odisha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, reviewed preparedness for Cyclone Fani with his senior-most officials. The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) also met for the second time on Tuesday in as many days and reviewed how the states are preparing to deal with the situation. Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh too are on high alert. Huge numbers of trees have been uprooted resulting in disruption of road communication. The Odisha government has already evacuated lakhs of people from the coastal areas to camps on higher grounds. The destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan in East Midnapore in West Bengal on Wednesday. A video of a crane installed at an under-construction sky-scrapper has gone viral on social media. On Friday, large areas in Puri and other places were submerged with water as heavy rains battered the entire coastal belt of the state. Eight people have been killed as cyclone Fani made a landfall in Puri on Odisha coast around 8 am, triggering heavy rainfall coupled with high velocity winds with speed of … Leave of doctors and health staff in Odisha have been cancelled upto May 1. According to the IMD's current estimate, Amphan would temper down to a … It is likely to make landfall in Odisha coast near Puri between 8 AM and 10 AM tomorrow with maximum sustained wind speed of 170 kmph to 180 kmph gusting up to 200 kmph. 4. Get latest updates on corona, jobs, education, entertainment, health, crime, weather and other top news. About 5000 kitchens started operating to serve people in the shelters. Chairing a high-level review meeting, he directed to ensure 100 per cent evacuation in the vulnerable areas as every life is precious, and set the goal to achieve zero-casualty. Cyclone Fani News: Odisha government has already evacuated lakhs of people from the coastal areas. Cyclone Fani, the strongest storm to hit India since 2014, is weakening after barrelling into Odisha, K. J. Ramesh, Director General of the IMD, told reporters. Strong winds and heavy rainfall damage Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha (ANI)Track updates: https://t.co/qJxe7YBWa3#CycloneFanipic.twitter.com/SMlODVxZMo. Weather Forecast Today, Cyclone Fani Live in Odisha, West Bengal, Kolkata, Andhra Pradesh LIVE News Updates, Path Live Location Video Latest News: Nearly 11 lakh people have been evacuated from vulnerable and low-lying areas of at least 11 coastal districts. Additional teams for road clearance, police for Law and Order, dry food such as Chuda and Gud. Nearly 11 lakh people have been evacuated in last 24 hrs. The shelters can accommodate about one million people during cyclones and floods. 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