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Cyclone to batter Odisha, Bengal on May 19, 20; Rescue ops ready

Odisha has asked the Centre to suspend the Shramik trains passing through the coasts; Odisha to evacuate 7 lakh people; NDRF has been deployed for relief and rescue operations at Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur and Mayurbhanj districts of Odisha; The coastal districts of Bengal, including North and South 24 Parganas, Kolkata, East and West Midnapore, Howrah and Hooghly will experience heavy to very heavy rain on May 19 and 20.

NEW DELHI, May 17: A severe cyclonic storm, Amphan, is moving towards Bengal-Odisha coast from south- east Bay of Bengal, where the depression was formed. Moving towards north-northwestwards currently, it will develop into a very severe cyclone before crossing the Odisha coast on May 19 and the Bengal and Bangladesh coast on May 20 evening, according to the meteorological office.

The coastal districts of Bengal, including North and South 24 Parganas, Kolkata, East and West Midnapore, Howrah and Hooghly will experience heavy to very heavy rain on May 19 and 20. Both Bengal and Odisha Governments have beefed up their machinery to face the calamity.

Odisha will evacuate 7 lakh people from coasts. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed for relief and rescue operations at Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur and Mayurbhanj districts of Odisha. The Eastern Naval Command has also been placed on alert for rescue operations.

The Odisha Government has asked the Centre to cancel the Shramik trains passing through the coasts carrying migrant labour back to their home States for 3-4 days.

The cyclone will propel gusts of 90 kmph when it approaches the coasts, Met officials said. Ships and aircraft are on patrol in the sea. Fishermen on high seas have been asked to return to shores quickly.





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