02 May 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ (pronounced as ‘FONI’) over Westcentral Bay of Bengal moved at speed of 16 kmph and lay centered about about 360 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha), 190 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and 550 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal) today afternoon. It is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross Odisha Coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, around Puri during 3rd May afternoon with maximum sustained wind speed of 170- 180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph.
Here are all the warnings issued by the IMD:
On May 2: Red warning (take action)- Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at a few places over Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khordha, Koraput, Rayagada and Kandhamal districts of Odisha with isolated extremely heavy rainfall over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam (*Intense heavy rainfall likely to commence from today mid-night).
Orange Warning (Be prepared)- Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over the districts of Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Boudh, (Intense rainfall likely to commence from today late night) and Malkangiri(Intense rain from today evening).
On May 3: Red Warning (Take Action)- Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at a few places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam , Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jagatsinghapur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Balasore Kandhamal, Rayagada, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, of Odisha with isolated extremely heavy rainfall over districts of Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghapur, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Balasore and Mayurbhanj.
Yellow warning (be upodated): Heavy rainfall at isolated places over the districts of Boudh, Kalahandi, Sambalpur and Deogarh of Odisha.
On May 4: Orange warning- Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places the districts of Balasore Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, of Odisha
Yellow warning- Heavy rainfall at isolated places the districts of Jajpur, Bhadrak, and Kendrapara of Odisha.
Damage Expected and Action suggested for Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur districts of Odisha:
Damage Expected and action suggested for Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Balasore districts of Odisha:
(i) Total suspension of fishing operations. Mobilise evacuation from coastal areas.
(ii) Judicious regulation/diversion of rail and road traffic.
(iii) People in affected areas to remain indoors.
(iv) Movement in motor boats and small ships unsafe.