Odisha govt readies ELABORATE action plan to bear summer cyclone


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that a cyclonic circulation is likely to develop over the Southeast Bay of Bengal around May 6 and that under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over the same region around May 7.
It is likely to concentrate into a depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal on May 8. It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm while moving nearly northward towards the central Bay of Bengal, the IMD added. This prediction by IMD is in line with the predictions of the US weather forecast model Global Forecast System (GFS) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) that a cyclonic storm may form over the Bay of Bengal.
Meanwhile, the Odisha government has put its district collectors and 11 departments on high alert. The Odisha government said on Wednesday that all precautionary measures have been taken to deal with any eventuality coming out of the summer cyclones. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also reviewed the situation and instructed the department concerned to make the necessary arrangements, said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) of Odisha Satyabrata Sahu on Wednesday.
Sahu said that though summer cyclones are always unpredictable, there is no need to panic as all measures are being taken to deal with the situation. The month of May is prone to cyclones in the Bay of Bengal.