Centre reviews preparedness for cyclonic storm

Centre reviews preparedness for cyclonic storm

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba today held a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) to review preparedness of the authorities and agencies of the Centre, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Governments in view of impending cyclonic storm developing in the Bay of Bengal. - File photo

New Delhi, September 25

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba today held a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) to review preparedness of the authorities and agencies of the Centre, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Governments in view of impending cyclonic storm developing in the Bay of Bengal. He directed them to take all necessary measures.

The storm is expected to cross the northern Andhra Pradesh and southern Odisha coasts on Sunday evening with wind speeds ranging from 75-85 kmph, gusting to 95 kmph, accompanied by heavy rainfall. It is likely to affect districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, and Ganjam and Gajapati in Odisha, the government said.

The Director General of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) briefed the NCMC about the current status of the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal, which is likely to develop into a cyclonic storm by Saturday evening, it said. — TNS

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