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Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal: Cyclone Jawad: IMD issues red alert; ‘very heavy’ rainfall likely in 3 states tomorrow by Sanchari Ghosh December 03,2021   |  Source: Live Mint

Issuing extensive warning in the view of Cyclone Jawad, India Meteorological Department (IMD), it is likely to touch the coast near Puri in Odisha around noon on 5 December. Earlier in the morning, the weather office said, depression over Bay of Bengal intensified into deep depression and likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. Meanwhile, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Odisha, parts of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal in the next few days. IMD has been issuing regular bulletins with the latest forecast to all the concerned States.

What we know so far:

1) IMD said Cyclone Jawad is likely to hit the coast of North Andhra Pradesh-Odisha around the morning of December 4. Very heavy rainfall is likely to start in north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south coastal Odisha by Friday evening. The intensity of rainfall is likely to increase on Saturday.

2) Odisha: Red alert has been issued for 4 Odisha districts, Orange alert for 7 and Yellow alert for 4 districts predicting ‘heavy’ to ‘very heavy’ rainfall. Fishing activities will remain prohibited till 5 December. Odisha is likely to be the worst-affected state.

3) In Odisha, as many as 266 rescue teams including National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Fire Services and Odisha

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