07 November 2019
Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ brewing over the Bay of Bengal will not touch Odisha coast but make landfall at West Bengal or Bangladesh, said Pradeep Kumar Jena, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Odisha.
"According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD's) information, the cyclonic storm will not touch Odisha coast and will most likely make landfall on the coasts of West Bengal or Bangladesh,” said SRC Pradeep Jena.
"It has now taken the shape of a cyclonic storm. Under its influence, coastal districts in northern Odisha will experience light to moderate rainfall around 9th and 10th. IMD has forecast wind speed in coastal districts at 50-70 kmph. Fisherfolk have been warned not to venture into the sea after 7th evening and those who are out in the seas have been advised to return to the shore by 7th evening," he added.
The SRC said that since rains are expected, precautionary measures have to be taken and added, "Agriculture department has already issued advisory on agriculture, district Collectors have taken all steps to publicize it. The farmers have been suggested to adequately store their produce. “
Speaking on the trajectory, SRC Jena said, “By 9th the cyclonic storm will be about 138 km from Paradip and 347 km from Gopalpur. By 10th it will be about 149 km on the east of Dhamra. It is most likely to make landfall between November 10th evening to November 11th morning.”
He added that there is no need to panic and said that the administration is, however, ready for any kind of situation that might arise.