As cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ made landfall in Odisha Friday morning, causing heavy rainfall in several parts of the state. Malkangiri district bore most of the brunt of the downpour. However, the cyclone turned into a deep depression, concentrated in the interiors of Odisha and Chhattisgarh, during the course of the day and is most likely to continue as a depression. The Meteorological Department has predicted it to weaken in the next 12 hours.
Director of Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar H R Biswas was quoted by PTI as saying that at least 150 people were rescued from several places in Malkangiri district and no loss of life has been reported yet.
The storm crossed south Odisha and adjoining Andhra Pradesh coast close to Gopalpur in the early hours of Friday, Director of Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, H R Biswas said, according to PTI. The cyclonic system moved west-northwestward and weakened into a deep depression laying about 65 km east-southeast of Titlagarh.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had held a review meeting on Thursday and asked the officials to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate steps to ensure no loss of life. An advisory has been issued by the cyclone warning division’s (CWD) saying that the sea will be very rough over central and north Bay of Bengal and off the coasts of Odisha, West Bengal and north Andhra Pradesh. A warning was also sent out to fishermen to not venture out into northwest Bay of Bengal and off Odisha, West Bengal and north Andhra Pradesh coasts in the next 24 hours.