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    Cyclone Amphan LIVE: “1,000 personnel of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force have been deployed. CM has reviewed the situation and coordination between various departments,” says Odisha Chief Secretary.

  • 8:53 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE: “Adequate number of NDRF teams deployed in Odisha and West Bengal; currently engaged in awareness and evacuation drives,” says NDRF DG SN Pradhan.

  • 8:51 PM IST

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    Cyclone Amphan LIVE: In West Bengal, 13 teams of NDRF already pre-positioned, 4 teams enroute and 4 on standby; teams of Army, Navy and Air Force put on alert for any contingency.

  • 8:43 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba chairs National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meet to discuss the preparedness and requirements. Also speaks to Chief Secretary of West Bengal regarding their requirements and preparedness.

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    Cyclone Amphan LIVE: “West Bengal and Odisha to be most affected. In a review meeting by the PM, it was decided that some NDRF teams should be ready for airlifting in case of an eventuality,” says NDRF DG SN Pradhan.

  • 6:12 PM IST

    Cyclone Amphan LIVE: “During the presentation of the response plan, DG National Disaster Response Force informed that 25 NDRF teams have been deployed on the ground while 12 others are ready in reserve. 24 other NDRF teams are also on standby in different parts of the country,” the statement notes further.

New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday warned that Cyclone ‘Amphan’ over central parts of south Bay of Bengal, that is anticipated to hit the Odisha coast, will intensify into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm within the next 6 hours. It will cause heavy rainfall and stormy winds in the coastal areas. The disaster control teams have already reached the coastal areas in Odisha and an evacuation process has begun. Also Read - Good News: After Jharkhand, Now Zomato And Swiggy Start Home Delivery of Alcohol in Odisha

“Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’ over central parts of South Bay of Bengal near 12.5°N latitude and 86.4°E longitude, about 870 km nearly south of Paradip (Odisha). To intensify further into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm in the next 6 hours,” the met department said in a tweet. Also Read - Weather Update: Heavy Rainfall Likely in Several Parts of Northeast From May 26, IMD Issues Red Alert

A cyclone warning has been hoisted at the Pamban port near Rameswaram, Odisha. At least 10 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have arrived in Odisha and seven in West Bengal to clear out the coastal areas in view of the storm approaching.

“The district administration is well prepared in view of cyclone ‘AMPHAN’. NDRF team has also reached. By 19th May, we’ll evacuate all the people who’re in slum area,” said Jagatsinghpur District Magistrate, Sangram Keshari Mohapatra.

Cyclone ‘Amphan’ will also cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya island around the afternoon of May 20 at a ‘very severe’ intensity.

Other local disaster management teams are also on site and consstantly monitering the situation with the central teams of NDRF and IMD.