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Threat of cyclone in Odisha! leave of govt employees cancelled


Bhubaneswar:  The Odisha government canceled all the leaves of its employees for three days starting today said reliable government reports.

The government warned all the seven coastal districts in view of the likely cyclonic storm.

The government has directed the employees of the seven districts not to leave the headquarters from 23 October 2022 to 25 October 2022.

The IMD in the earlier part of the day stated that there is possibility that a cyclonic storm will form over west-central Bay of Bengal (BoB).

As per IMD, yesterday’s cyclonic circulation is likely to intensify into a low pressure area east-central Bay of Bengal in the next 48 hours.

The system is likely to move in west-northwest direction and concentrate into a depression over central Bay of Bengal around October 22.

There is every possibility that the system will further intensify into a cyclonic storm over west central Bay of Bengal, tweeted IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar.

It is noteworthy that, on October 10, 2022 a cyclone preparedness meeting had been convened. Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra had asked different departments to remain alert to fight a cyclone.

The Chief Secretary had also directed to keep ready Mobile telecom towers, Satellite phone generators, electric poles, Conductor, Substation and sufficient manpower to meet the exigency as there is ample chance of the telephone and electric supply arrangement getting disrupted during cyclone.

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