October 9, 2013 8:52:11 pm
A cyclone threat added to the worries of the Andhra Pradesh government which faced calls for clamping ESMA to restore normalcy.
A deep depression expected to turn into “a very severe cyclonic storm” over Odisha and Andhra Pradesh,on Wednesday crossed the North Andaman Islands and lay centred over the east central Bay of Bengal,950 km southeast of Paradip,the latest IMD bulletin said.
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy requested the employees to bear in mind the cyclone threat to the coastal region and withdraw the strike to meet any emergency.
According to the Met forecast,the depression that lay centred over north Andamans was expected to turn into a very severe cyclonic storm and cross north Andhra and Odisha coast between Kalingapatnam and Paradeep by the night of October 12 with a maximum sustained wind speed of 175-185 kmph.
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