The Tamil Nadu government said 12 teams -- comprising nearly 400 personnel from the National Disaster Response Force and the State force -- have been deployed in 10 districts. A holiday has been declared for schools and...
"The well-marked low pressure area intensified into a depression and is now moving towards the coast in the northwestwards direction," said an IMD official.
'As per the latest meteorological observations, the cloud bands have touched the coastal regions and thus the landfall process has commenced over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south coastal Odisha,' the IMD said...
During the surveillance sortie, ICG Dornier aircraft sighted approximately 20 people in the water about 90 nautical miles from the Indo-Bangladesh international maritime border line.
Odisha is currently bracing for cyclone Jawad, which is being considered as the first winter cyclone in the state in about 100 years. The system has, however, weakened and may even escape its coast.
NDRF teams are closely monitoring developments. All efforts are being taken to ensure zero casualty and minimum damage to life and property, said an official.
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