Cyclone Fani may cause landslides in Odisha on May 3 afternoon with wind speeds ranging up to 180 km per hour causing heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of the state.
The cyclone, which has turned into an “extreme severe cyclonic” storm, is about 450 km from the Odisha coast, according to IMD. It said that the cyclonic storm – also pronounced ‘FONI’ – is moving northwards with a speed of 5 kms per hour in last six hours.
cyclone Fani is expected to have severe impact on the following states.
West Bengal: Districts of East and West Medinipur, South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hoogly, Jhargram and Kolkata alongwith Srikakulam, Vijayanagram and Visakhapatnam districts of Andhra Pradesh are likely to be affected.
Odisha: Fani storm is expected to hit the Odisha coast south of Puri and is likely to impact coastal districts like Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Puri and Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Balasore.
Andhra Pradesh: Cyclone Fani is expected to move close to Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts.
The South Eastern Railway has cancelled 43 trains scheduled to run between Howrah and Puri, and other destinations in south India over the next two days.
So be careful and be alert.