Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, “PHAILIN” over East Central Bay of Bengal: Cyclone Warning-Ten for Odisha Coast: (ORANGE MESSAGE)
The very severe cyclonic storm, PHAILIN over east central Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of 11th October 2013 over west central and adjoining Bay of Bengal near latitude 16.20N and longitude 88.30E about 500 km south-southeast of Paradip and 490 km southeast of Gopalpur. It would move northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast between Kalingapatnam and Paradip, close to Gopalpur (Odisha) by evening of 12th October, 2013 as a very severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 210-220 kmph.
Forecast : Rain/Thundershower would occur at most places over Odisha during next 24 hours.
Heavy R/F Warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at one or two places over districts of South Odisha and heavy rainfall at one or two places in North Odisha districts during next 12 hours. Under the influence of this system, rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places with isolated extremely heavy falls (≥ 25cm) would occur over coastal Odisha commencing from 11th October 2013 night. It would continue and extend to interior Odisha from 12th October,2013 night.
Advice for hoisting Storm Warning Signals:
Local Cautionary Signal Number Three (LC-III) kept hoisted at all ports in Odisha.
Likely impacts and actions: Squally winds speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph would prevail along and off Odisha coast during next 12 hours. It would increase in intensity with gale wind speed reaching 210-220 kmph along and off coastal districts of south Odisha at the time of landfall. State of Sea along and off Odisha coast will be rough to very rough and will become gradually phenomenal on 12th October 2013. Storm surge with height of around 3.0 mt above astronomical tide would inundate low lying areas of Ganjam, Khurda, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts of Odisha during landfall.
Damage expected over Odisha:-
Extensive damage to kutcha houses. Some damage to old buildings. Large scale disruption of power and communication lines. Disruption of rail and road traffic due to extensive flooding. Potential threat from flying debris. Flooding of escape routes. Extensive damage to agricultural crops.
Mobilise evacuation from coastal areas. Judicious regulation of rail and road traffic. People in affected areas to remain indoors during cyclone landfall.
Fishermen Warning :- Fishermen out at sea are advised to return to coast. Fishermen are advised not to
venture into sea. Total suspension of fishing operations.
Too: 11/1430 EF
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