Around 150 people have been rescued from some places affected by Cyclone Daye.
Cyclonic storm 'DAYE' crossed south Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh cost near Gopalpur today morning, resulting in heavy rains and strong winds in various districts in the regions. Officials said that upon its landfall, it brought heavy to very heavy rainfall in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts of Odisha.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held a review meeting today morning and has asked the situation to be monitored closely. The Met department has advised fishermen to not venture into sea along and off Andhra Pradesh coast during next 24 hours.The state government has also instructed officials in coastal districts and various departments to be alert to tackle any emergency situation.
Here are the HIGHLIGHTS on Cyclone DAYE:
The Indian Meteorological Department has said that a low pressure formed over the west-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression on Thursday and is likely to transform into a cyclonic storm in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in the next few hours.
Cyclone Daye has weakened. There's deep depression positioned near Titlagarh as per updates at 5.30 am. It's moving towards west, north-west. It'll have an impact in Odisha for next 24 hours but there's less possibility of very heavy and extremely heavy rain: Director Met Department Of Bhubaneswar.
Chief minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, has reviewed the cyclone preparedness in the state.
Visuals of flood from Poteru Village in Korukonda Tehsil of Malkangiri district in Odisha.
The Commissioner also said that the situation is normal in other districts of Odisha except Malkangiri. The water level is below the danger level. Chief Minister of the state has also announced relief of Rs 60 per person each day and Rs 45 for children below 12 years for seven days.
Bishnu Pada Sethi, Special Relief Commissioner Of Odisha, said that people from low lying areas were evacuated last night and others were evacuated last night and moved to shelters. Malkangiri has received very heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours.
Video of flooding in Odisha's Malkangiri town following heavy rains.
Waterlogging in parts of Odisha's Malkangiri district after heavy rainfall.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in Hyderabad has said that, "Light to moderate thunderstorm with moderate rainfall very likely to affect parts of Komaram Bheem, Mancherial, Peddapalli, Karimnagar, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Jagtial, Warangal, Medak, Medchal and other districts in Hyderabad during the next 3 hours."
The districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Nayagarh and Khurda In Odisha are likely to be inundated.
According to the weather forecast, the cyclone will continue to move west-northwestwards and then weaken gradually into a deep depression during the next 06 hours.