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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the preparedness to deal with the situation arising out of the likely formation of Cyclone Jawad that is expected to hit the North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast and directed officials to take every possible measure to ensure that people are safely evacuated.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that a low pressure region in the Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into Cyclone Jawad, which is likely to reach the coast of North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha around the morning of December 4, with the wind speed ranging up to 100 kilometres per hour.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has earmarked a total of 64 teams to tackle the situation arising out of the impending cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’

Here are the latest updates from Cyclone Jawad:

Cyclonic storm to reach west-central Bay of Bengal tomorrow

The cyclonic storm continued to move north-northwestwards during past 6 hrs & lay centered at 5:30 pm of today over westcentral Bay of Bengal, about 300 km south-SE of Vishakhapatnam, 420 km nearly south of Gopalpur, 480 km south-SW of Puri & 560 km south-SW of Paradip. It is likely to intensify further and reach west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh – south Odisha coasts by tomorrow, the 4th December morning IMD.

Cyclone shelters have been readied

Cyclone shelters have been readied and evacuation of people from the low-lying areas is being carried out. All actions have been taken to stock food grains, drinking water and other essential supplies.
Govt reviews preparedness of states

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired the second meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee to review the preparedness of States and Central

Ministries/Agencies to deal with the Cyclonic Storm “Jawad”

Deep depression may intensify as cyclonic storm in next 8-10 hours

Deep depression in Bay of Bengal may intensify as cyclonic storms in next 8-10 hours. State administration has prepared its response measures for a possible landfall in Ganjam, Puri or Jagatsinghpur. Expected associated wind speed will be 80-100kmph: Odisha Spl Relief Commissioner PK Jena

Konark Festival & International Sand Art Festival being called off

Cyclone ‘Jawad’, to make landfall around Puri on Dec 5

A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday. The cyclonic storm is likely to reach the west-central Bay of Bengal off the coast of north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha by Saturday morning, IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said.

NDRF earmarks 64 teams.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has earmarked a total of 64 teams to tackle the situation arising out of the impending cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’ that is expected to affect the states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal this weekend.

Cyclone to reach west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh – south Odisha coasts by tomorrow: IMD

Cyclone Jawad is to form over the central Bay of Bengal on Friday

It will reach the north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts on Saturday morning

These regions will be at high risk of heavy rains and flooding: Skymet Weather

Around 65 ongoing trains cancelled from Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh for Dec 3 and 4

Around 65 ongoing trains were cancelled from the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh for Dec 3 and 4, in the wake of Cyclone Jawad: Senior Divisional Commercial Manager of Waltair Division of East Coast Railway, A K Tripathi

Odisha govt issues guidelines in view of Cyclone Jawad

IMD issues red alert

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday morning said, depression over Bay of Bengal intensified into deep depression and likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. The cyclone is expected to cause heavy to very heavy rainfall in Odisha, parts of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, the weather agency said on Thursday.

Cyclone alert on Dec 4, fishermen warned

With the IMD sounding an alert of a possible cyclone hitting the coastal area of Odisha on December 4, the Regional Meteorological Centre here Tuesday asked fishermen out in the sea to return by December 2 morning and the state government instructed the district collectors to remain prepared to face any eventuality. In neighbouring West Bengal fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea from December 3 to 5. Keeping in view the IMD’s forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall due to the possible cyclone, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner P K Jena has asked the district collectors to monitor the situation closely.

Govt prepares for evacuation as cyclone is likely to reach Odisha coast on Dec 4

With the IMD forecast of a cyclonic storm reaching Odisha coast on December 4, the state government on Wednesday asked collectors of 13 districts to prepare for evacuation of the people and has chalked out a disaster management strategy by requisitioning NDRF, ODRAF and fire department personnel for rescue and relief operation. The forecast said that the low pressure area in south Andaman Sea will intensify into a depression and move towards the coast as a cyclonic storm on December 4 and the Coast Guard has initiated extensive preemptive measures in the eastern coast keeping it in view.

Cyclone threat: East Coast Railway cancels 95 trains for three days

The East Coast Railway on Thursday said it has cancelled operation of 95 trains for three days from Thursday in the wake of predictions of a cyclonic storm hitting the Odisha coast. As a precautionary measure for the safety of passengers, 95 mail and express trains originating from different places and passing through the region hav
Cyclone Jawad: Sonowal reviews preparedness with port authorities.

Union Ports and Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday reviewed the preparedness to deal with the situation likely to arise due to Cyclone Jawad with port chairmen and stakeholders of coastal areas of various states. According to an official statement, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is closely monitoring the developing situation and has urged all to stay alert and prepared.

The ministry has taken measures to secure all shipping vessels and has deployed emergency vessels. States have also been asked to alert the industrial establishments such as chemical and petrochemical units near the coast, it added.

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