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Jawad weakened into a Deep Depression

In Odisha, the state administration is keeping a close watch on the impending cyclone Jawad. As per the forecast by the meteorological department the cyclonic storm has weakened into a Deep Depression and it is expected to approach the coast of Puri district by tomorrow noon and recurve towards West Bengal.

Even though the cyclone may weaken into a deep depression by the time it touches the coast of Puri in Odisha tomorrow, there might be heavy to very heavy rainfall at a number of places in the coastal districts of the state, more so Puri and Jagatsingpur.

The Indian meteorological department has predicted a maximum wind speed of about 60 to 70 km per hour while the cyclone approaches Odisha coast by tomorrow. Yet, the heavy rainfall at some places may pose a threat to lives in low-lying areas of the coastal belt. Accordingly, the local administration of the concerned districts are planning their evaluation process.

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Meanwhile, expressing apprehension of extensive damage of standing crops like paddy and vegetables in the vulnerable districts, Mr. P K Jena, Special Relief Commissioner of the state has however said that there is no likelihood of any infrastructural damage. He said, all required measures including rescue and relief teams, cyclone shelters, and other logistics are kept in readiness to respond to the upcoming oceanic disturbance


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