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03 May 2019 description
report Times of India

Minati Singha & Sujit kumar bisoyi

BHUBANESWAR: Apart from the massive evacuation efforts for cyclone Fani that’s set to hit Odisha on Friday monring, the state government has appealed to the public to remain indoors and not to come out till the storm passes over.

03 May 2019 description
report Government of India

India Meteorological Department BULLETIN NO. : 56 (BOB/02/2019
TIME OF ISSUE: 1440 HOURS IST
DATED: 03.05.2019

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ further north-northeastwards with a speed of about hrs IST of 03rd May, 2019 over Coastal Odisha Cuttack (Odisha), about 25 km north Baripada (Odisha).

02 May 2019 description

Disaster management authorities in India have mobilized in preparation for extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani, which is forecast to make landfall in Odisha on 3 May as one of the most intense tropical cyclones for 20 years.

Fani (pronounced as Foni) reached a peak of the equivalent of a Category 4 with maximum sustained wind speeds of 190 – 200 km/h, gusting to 220 km/h on 2 May, according to the India Meteorological Department.

02 May 2019 description

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ (pronounced as ‘FONI’) over West central & adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal, moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 05 kmph in last six hours. It is very likely to intensify further and move northwestwards and thereafter re-curve north- northeastwards and cross the Odisha Coast in India between Gopalpur and Chandbali, to the south of Puri in the afternoon of 3 May with maximum sustained wind speed of 175-185 kmph gusting to 205 kmph.

02 May 2019 description
report Save the Children

Cyclone Fani, which is expected to make landfall in the eastern states of India, is putting 800,000 people directly at risk, including 350,000 children, Save the Children warns - with many more affected by heavy rains, possible flash floods and landslides both in coastal and urban areas.

The cyclone has been building up in the Bay of Bengal, which is known as the Bay of Storms and is expected to make landfall on Friday in the states Andrha Pradesh and Odisha. Winds of up to 200 km/h and heavy rains are threatening homes, schools and livelihoods.

02 May 2019 description

Red Cross volunteers in the Indian state of Odisha are ramping up efforts to warn 20 million people of the imminent and potentially deadly arrival of Cyclone Fani.

Fani is predicted to make landfall on India’s east coast on 3 May. It is expected to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds which could lead to loss of life and injuries, as well as damaging houses, infrastructure and crops. An estimated 1,500 Indian Red Cross volunteers are working within communities to warn people at risk.

02 May 2019 description
report World Vision

2 May 2019 - World Vison is ready to respond to Cyclone Fani, which continues to intensify, threatening millions of families and their children in Bangladesh and India.

02 May 2019 description
report ACT Alliance

Cyclone FANI is now being forecasted to be one of the most severe “April cyclones” which may break the record of past 118 years in the state of Odisha in India. As per the reports being published by Indian Metrology Department (IMD) of Government of India that cyclone formed in Bay of Bengal (BOB) in the month of April is intensifying its strength and moving towards coastal districts in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal in Indian and thereafter may move towards Bangladesh. It will likely make landfall between Gopalpur and Chandabali, south of Puri District.

02 May 2019 description

Tropical Cyclone FANI continues moving north-northeast over the western Bay of Bengal, towards the north-eastern coast of India and western Bangladesh. On 2 May at 0.00 UTC, its center was located approximately 230 km south-east of Visakhapatnam City (Andhra Pradesh, India) with maximum sustained winds of 204 km/h.

02 May 2019 description
report Government of India

Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh brace for Cyclone Fani's landfall on Friday afternoon; National Crisis Management Committee reviews preparedness for Fani for the third straight day in a row; 17 coastal districts of Odisha on high alert.

Cabinet Secretary P. K. Sinha again reviewed the preparedness of States and Central Ministries/Agencies concerned to deal with the situation arising out of the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “FANI”.

02 May 2019 description

For Island and Deep and shallow sea areas to the North, East, Southeast and North-west of Sri Lanka

PLEASE BE AWARE!

The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘FANI’ (pronounced as FONI) over West-central Bay of Bengal to the Northeast of Sri Lanka, was located near latitude 16.2N, Longitude 84.6E at 08.30 a.m. of 02 nd May 2019, about 880 km northeast of Jaffna. It is likely to move northnortheastwards while moving away from the island and cross Odisha Coast, India during 03rd May afternoon, hence the affect from this system to the island will gradually reduce.