May 03, 2022
The Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar informed that a cyclonic circulation is likely to form over South Andaman Sea and the neighborhood around May 4. Under the influence, a Low-Pressure Area is likely to form over the same region around May 6 which is likely to become more marked during the subsequent 24 hours.
According to the reports, different weather models have predicted that the low-pressure may intensify into a cyclone and cross the Odisha-West Bengal coast around May 10.
However, IMD has not yet predicted the probable path of the cyclone and its landfall. The weather department has expected that a clear picture of the movement of the possible cyclone will be known by May 7.
Further the report added that in case the cyclone circulation heads towards Odisha, districts like Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar is likely to be affected.
Further the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) held a meeting involving its various wings and other agencies to discuss its preparedness for a possible cyclone over the Bay of Bengal based on the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast. The BMC has tweeted that it has 72 cyclone shelters and officials will remain present to manage the situation.
The BMC has said that evacuation will be done based on situational requirements. Dry food will be provided to evacuated people in the shelters and on requirement cooked meals will also be provided by BMC. The cyclone shelters will have all necessary arrangements like first aid along with medicines.
Further, drinking water facilities by WATCO are ready to meet an emergency, the BMC said in the tweet. Besides, the BMC will operate a control room and citizens can call for any emergency help by dialling 1929.
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