THE NEWS INDIA 24/7 NATIOAL ENGLISH NEWS NETWORK….New Delhi, May 02: ‘Extremely severe cyclonic’ storm Fani is about 450 km from the Odisha coast, the India Meteorological Department or IMD said in an early morning. After moving in the Northwest direction, Cyclone Fani is now recurving Northeast and moving parallel to the coast of Vishakapatnam. The cyclonic storm is 220 kms away from Vishakapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) 430 kms from Puri, Odisha. Cyclone Fani is expected to make landfall in south of Puri.
An ‘Orange message’ alert has been issued by the IMD for Odisha, West Bengal and Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram and Visakhapatnam districts of Andhra Pradesh coasts in the wake of the oncoming Fani cyclone. Nineteen districts of Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are likely to be hit by cyclone Fani.