Bhubaneswar: Typhoon Amphan, which formed in the South Bengal Sea, has turned into a super cyclone. As a result, heavy rains are expected in the coastal districts of Odisha on May 19 and 20 with winds of 120 to 130 kmph. Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena gave this information on Monday. Jenna fears that on May 20, Amphan will collide with Digha in Bengal and Hatia Island in Bangladesh. Jena has asked the 12 coastal districts to evacuate people from the affected areas. This whole process will be completed on the 19th. Arrangements have been made to evacuate 11 lakh people from the affected low-lying areas.
Teams prepared for affected districts
Twenty-five ODRF and NDRF teams have been dispatched to the affected districts. Besides, two more NDRF teams have been sent to Bhadrak and one to Baleshwar. The DGP is on a visit to Baleshwar district while the Additional DGPs are on a visit to Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts. The fire brigade team has been kept in reserve. Also JCB, Power Department team, Labor etc. have been deployed. The process of transfer of people living in mud houses and thatched houses in the lower area has started with an appeal to them to move to a shelter.
Rain forecast today and tomorrow
On May 19 and 20, five districts of northern Odisha – Baleshwar, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Mayurghanj – are forecast to receive heavy to heavy rains. Rains will also fall in Puri, Khudra and Cuttack districts. At present, the cyclone is 780 km from Paradip and 930 km from Digha, which is slowly gaining strength. In the north, it is moving at a speed of eight kilometers per hour. The wind is blowing at sea speed of 230 to 265 kmph, which will continue for 12 hours. After that the wind speed will decrease and Amphan will hit the coast.
Patients living in quarantine with a negative report will be sent home
Jenna claimed that people in the affected districts would be evacuated soon before the amphitheater. At the same time, arrangements will be made to send those who are in the quarantine center and their report is negative to their homes. Fishermen have already been instructed not to venture into the sea. Fishermen have been asked to keep the boat, the motor boat, properly tied, otherwise the boats are expected to be damaged. “As a precaution, people have been asked to take special care for the safety of their families,” he said. He has been asked to take important documents like land and vehicle, jewelery etc. with him to the shelter.
The flag of Puri Srimandar Nilchakkar flew
Bhubaneswar: The people of Odisha became more frightened on Monday with the news of the flying of the holy Bana (flag to be hoisted on the main part of the temple) from the blue circle of the temple of Mahaprabhu Srijagannath at Shrikshetra Dham Puri. In the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic, the flying of the holy banana has created more fear among those who are afraid of the super cyclone Amphen. This is considered by the devotees of Shri Jagannath Ji as an ominous sign. Due to cyclone Amphan, the wind is blowing faster than normal in Srikshetra Dham along with the state. The blue wheel has flown in the same wind.