Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Fani is not a super cyclone, but an extremely severe cyclonic storm. This is informed by the Odisha Chief secretary AP Padhi. Chief secretary AP Padhi briefs media regarding preparations.
Chief secretary said state seeks two helicopter from Centre for rescue operations. State also seeks more NDRF forces for rescue operations.
Under its impact, light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur at many places with heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khurda of south coastal Odisha and Rayagada and Kandhamal districts of south Interior Odisha on 2nd May.
It is likely to increase with rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over the districts of coastal Odisha & adjoining Kandhamal,Rayagada, Boudh,Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur and Deogarh districts of interior Odisha on May 3 and over Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal the districts of north Odisha on May 4.