VISHAKAPATNAM: (Andhra Pradesh): The Indian Coast Guard has asked fishermen to return with their boats as Cyclone ‘Sitrang’ is feared.

In an attempt to ensure the safety of people, the Indian Coast Guard Ship Sagar is working hard to keep fishing boats at sea.

“#CoastGuard East Region remains committed to safeguarding the safety of fishermen. Amidst the fury of developing storms in the #BayofBengal, @IndiaCoastGuard Ship Sagar will continue its efforts to ensure the safety of all fishing vessels at sea.Defense PRO Visakhapatnam appealed.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) scientist Umashankar Das told ANI that coastal Odisha is expected to receive heavy rainfall.

“Heavy rainfall is expected in West Bengal and some northeastern states, Tripura, Meghalaya, and south Assam,” IMD Scientist Umashankar Das told ANI in Bhubaneswar.

He added that Cyclone ‘Sitrang’ was moving north-northeast at a speed of 15kph since last six hours.

“The storm is expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone in the next 12 hours and then continue its movement and may cross the Bangladesh coast between Tinkona Island and with Sandwip early tomorrow morning,” he said.

According to the IMD, the cyclonic storm ‘Sitrang’ is located about 520 km south of Sagar Island and 670 km south-southwest of Barisal in Bangladesh.

“It will move north-north-east and intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours.

At 3.17 pm on Monday, it was 520 km south of Sagar Island in West Bengal and 670 km south-southwest of Barisal in Bangladesh, according to the IMD.

The forecasting agency added, “It will continue to move north-northeast and intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours. Island and Sandwip near Barisal at of October 25 early morning.

In the wake of Cyclone Sitrang, he issued an advisory regarding suspension of operations off the Bay of Bengal coast from October 24-25 announcing the end of the Bad in North and South 24 Parganas and East. Midnapore Districts of West Bengal.

“Due to the cyclonic storm in the West Central Bay of Bengal and the East Central Bay of Bengal and its escalation into a severe cyclonic storm, fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea until 25 October 2022,” IMD said.

In predicting future disasters, the agency said nearby buildings may be damaged.

According to its advisory, the department has warned of major damage to Kutcha and minor damage to Pucca roads and waterlogging in the Union and lowland areas.

The release from the office said that the wind speed will increase to 40-50 kmph up to 60 kmph and gradually increase to 60-80 mph up to 90 kmph over North and South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore district on Monday.

The government has deployed security forces to protect the river banks of South 24 Parganas in West Bengal and is also making arrangements to evacuate people on the river banks to safer places.

In Chunokhali Basanti district of South 24 Parganas, flood repair work is going on before the storm.

Civil defense forces are being deployed by the administration in Gangasagar area of ​​the state.

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